Drake, the plate umpire, had no intention of ejecting the pitcher.
But the plate umpire Joe West never made a call.
Ed Hurley, the plate umpire, was shaking his head no.
He remains the only individual in major league history to both pitch a no-hitter and call one as plate umpire.
He pleaded his case to Rich Garcia, the plate umpire.
This procedure was introduced because it is commonplace for a plate umpire to be unable to see some swings.
Ken Kaiser, last night's plate umpire, typically calls a small but consistent strike zone.
"That's the plate umpire's call," Davidson said in a statement.
Davidson later explained that the call was his to make, as the plate umpire, and not Knight's.
But the plate umpire wasn't the only one to not quite get the humor.