Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Papelbon Suspended 3 Games... Eventually

Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon has been suspended for three games and fined an undisclosed amount in the aftermath of Saturday's ejection by plate umpire Tony Randazzo. Not really all that shocking, since he did kind of bump the umpire. The league has to suspended him for that, so I am fine with it. Saying that, this umpire was asking for it. Papelbon was frustrated by his strike zone, and was showing it on the mound, but this umpire made the situation worse when he walked out from behind the plate and called him out. There is no reason for that, and he should know better then to antagonize the situation.

Papelbon is appealing the suspension, but he won't win. He'll just wait till they are playing some shitty team before dropping it.

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