An afternoon after Main League Baseball introduced a one-game suspension for San Diego Padres 3rd baseman Manny Machado, the MLB Umpires Affiliation issued a scathing commentary on Twitter.
“Manny Machado gained a one recreation suspension for touch with an umpire over balls and moves and VIOLENTLY throwing his bat in opposition to the backstop with completely no regard to any person’s protection. Violence within the place of work isn’t tolerated, and offenders are handled significantly or even made examples of for the great of it is (sic) workers, in addition to the corporate itself. Is that this in point of fact what MLB desires to show our formative years?”
The tweet additionally integrated a flurry of hashtags starting from “#Disenchanted” to “#Violence” to “#MakeanExampleof.”
MLB’s unencumber Monday mentioned Machado used to be suspended and fined for “aggressively arguing and making touch with Umpire Invoice Welke following his ejection within the best of the 5th inning of Saturday’s recreation.
Machado is interesting the suspension, claiming that he did not make touch with Welke. “I did not contact him. I did not suppose I touched him,” Machado mentioned Monday.
The Umpires Affiliation went even additional on its Fb web page Monday afternoon:
“Manny Machado used to be suspended one recreation for touch to an umpire all through an issue over balls and moves, whilst violently throwing his bat in opposition to the backstop, with completely no regard to any person’s protection. One recreation..one unmarried recreation. What sort of precedent is that environment? It’s NOT ok to throw a mood tantrum and bodily contact any person of authority, simply since you don’t agree. Violence in all places of work isn’t tolerated. Length. Offenders are made examples of through being handled significantly; now not only for the great of the entire workers, however for the great of the corporate itself. An individual is given and granted a degree of coverage from abusive conduct in any place of work. A one recreation suspension for this sort of conduct is a slap within the face of all umpires and a shame to the sport itself. Bodily touch merely can’t be tolerated, and the consequences want to be swift and vicious. What does this train the MLB’s immense and ongoing influential formative years motion making an attempt to draw younger enthusiasts to the sport? Main League Baseball has to at all times lead through instance in all circumstances of violent conduct, off and on the sector. With that being mentioned, the MLBUA is very upset in Main League Baseball in its disciplinary ‘state of being inactive’ passed right down to Manny Machado.”