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MLB Umpires Association releases insane statement on Manny Machado’s suspension


first_img#Disappointed #LeadByExample #NotAppreciated #Violence #TemperTantrum #Inaction #NotTolerated #MakeanExampleof #OneGameSuspension #RepeatOffender #Nonsense #MLBUA @MLB @Padres @Buster_ESPN pic.twitter.com/pkcW5O1SnB— Major League Baseball Umpires Association (@MLBUA) June 18, 2019MORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZNThe statement in full:Manny Machado received a one game suspension for contact with an umpire over balls and strikes and VIOLENTLY throwing his bat against the backstop with absolutely no regard to anyone’s safety. Violence in the workplace is not tolerated, and offenders anre dealt with severly and even made examples of for the good of it’s [sic] employees, as well as the company itself. Is this truly what MLB wants to teach our youth?Now, Machado could have behaved in a more professional manner. But the MLBUA’s statement would have you believe Machado is a madman. The part of the statement that reads Machado had “absolutely no regard to anyone’s safety” is hyperbolic and it’s surprising to see a union use such language.Even MLB released a statement on what the MLBUA said (bolded part by us for emphasis):”Manny Machado was suspended by MLB Chief Baseball Officer Joe Torre, who considered all the facts and circumstances of Machado’s conduct, including precedent, in determining the appropriate level of discipline. Mr. Machado is appealing his suspension and we do not believe it is appropriate for the union representing Major League Umpires to comment on the discipline of players represented by the Players Association, just as it would not be appropriate for the Players Association to comment on disciplinary decisions made with respect to umpires. We also believe it is inappropriate to compare this incident to the extraordinarily serious issue of workplace violence.”Let’s look again at what Machado was suspended for.Breaking: MLB has suspended #Padres 3B Manny Machado for one game for “aggressively arguing” and making contact with umpire Bill Welke in Colorado on Saturday. Machado will appeal the ruling. pic.twitter.com/ncksG4r8F7— Troy Hirsch (@troyhirschfox5) June 17, 2019First, the pitch was outside of the strike zone that was overlayed on Fox’s broadcast so Machado had reason to complain. Second, he threw the bat to a place where no one was. No one was hurt by his bat toss. Was it needed? No. But it’s common in baseball. Javier Baez spiked his bat Sunday while arguing a call and he was’t even ejected. As others pointed out, umpires have been seen trying to entice arguments in the past. Where’s the apology statement from the MLBUA for this behaivor if they view it so poorly?But this is okay? 🤥 #LeadByExample pic.twitter.com/jQVHHe4ION— Jenn (@baseballnchill) June 18, 2019MLB said in its statement Machado was suspended one game for “aggressively arguing and making contact” with plate umpire Bill Welke. Machado denied ever making contact with Welke. The Major League Baseball Umpires Association has chimed in on Manny Machado’s one game suspension and their statement sure is something.The MLBUA used its verified Twitter account to tweet out a statement, and in the process used 12 different hashtags to get the point across. Hashtags such as “temper tantrum,” “violence” and “make an example of.” “Not that I believe, so no, but everyone has their own right to write what they want. We have our case and we’re going to wait to see what the appeal comes back with. We always have the right to argue balls and strikes and give our opinion on it,” Machado said. “You could see the video. I mean, I was right the whole way. There’s video for it.”He pointed but I was way too into the zone on letting him hear what I had to say on what I thought about the whole call. I didn’t touch him. I didn’t think I touched him. Video says it all. … I think we’ve got a good case. I don’t think anyone’s ever gotten suspended a game for arguing balls and strikes. I think that’s a little too much, a little unjustified, but there’s a process to this and we’re going to go through it.”Machado appealed the suspension and is still waiting for a decision.last_img read more


Wawrinka returns to quarters and Zverev hits the key


first_imgZverev opens in the quarterAlexander Zverev, on the different hand, didn’t know what it’s to step on the quarter-finals in a quick observe Grand Slam. Till this Monday. The German, who has reached that spherical in Roland Garros the final two years, had his roof at the US Open and Australia in the spherical of 16. He broke it at the expense of the Russian Rublev, whom he knocked out in a bit of over an hour and a half with a triple 6-4. To proceed with the milestones of the German, is the third in his nation that manages to get up to now in the Australian Open. Earlier than, solely Tommy Haas, in the distant 2007, and his brother Mischa, in 2017 had achieved it. His 75% of firsts, with 11 direct serves, and his steadiness of 34 profitable errors for 23 unforced errors opened the doorways earlier than a Rublev failed (24 errors not compelled by 17 winners) and, as normal, erratic at the service (5 double faults). Outcomes of the males’s crew of the Australian Open. Stan Wawrinka is again in the high eight of the Australian Open. The Swiss, champion in 2014, didn’t step on the quarterfinals of the first Grand Slam of the 12 months since 2017, earlier than the sequence of bodily issues that lowered their efficiency between 2018 and 2019 and that, it appears, have already been left behind. Wawrinka shocked Russian Daniil Medvedev, fourth seeded and finalist final 12 months, with a decent 6-2, 2-6, 4-6, 7-6 (2) and 6-2, in a match that approached The three and a half hours length. “One other unimaginable recreation with a particular environment. It’s wonderful to proceed enjoying right here and at this stage,” mentioned the Swiss, who reaches the fifth final spherical of the event for the fifth time (he’s already the fifth most profitable with Raonic and Tsonga and leads 18 rooms amongst all Grand Slam). Wawrinka received effectively (69% first and 18 aces), and there started to prop up a win backed by 71 profitable pictures. He performed with the threat, as evidenced by his 64 unforced errors. Medvedev had beforehand defeated him in the three duels that they had held in the greats. This time he bumped into the model of Wawrinka that not way back had him amongst the greatest gamers in the world and that’s returning him to the high of the rating (it’s 15th). There are already 300 wins for ‘Stanimal’ on the circuit. last_img read more