MLB um­pires’ union an­gry with Machado’s one-game sus­pen­sion

Lodi News-Sentinel - - SPORTS - — Jeff Sanders, San Diego Union-Tri­bune

SAN DIEGO — One day af­ter Padres in­fielder Manny Machado was sus­pended one game for al­legedly mak­ing contact with an um­pire, the Ma­jor League Base­ball Um­pires As­so­ci­a­tion took to so­cial me­dia to voice dis­plea­sure over dis­ci­pline that it de­scribed as “in­ac­tion.”

The um­pires’ union, in par­tic­u­lar, pointed out a bat throw that Ma­jor League Base­ball did not men­tion when an­nounc­ing Machado’s sus­pen­sion (which the player has ap­pealed).

“Vi­o­lence in the work­place is not tol­er­ated, and of­fend­ers are dealt with se­verely and even made ex­am­ple of for the good of it’s (sic) em­ploy­ees, as well as the com­pany it­self,” the as­so­ci­a­tion wrote on Twit­ter. “Is this truly what MLB wants to teach our youth?”

The um­pires as­so­ci­a­tion’s post was ac­com­pa­nied by sev­eral hash­tags, in­clud­ing #dis­ap­pointed, #Tem­perTantrum, #Non­sense and #Re­peatOf­fender.

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