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