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Did Manny Machado get the right punishment?

Is a one game suspension enough, or are the umpires just shouting “get off my lawn?”

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MLB: San Diego Padres at Colorado Rockies Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

On Saturday night Manny Machado, of the San Diego Padres was ejected by umpire Bill Welke after disputing a second ball/strike call, the second of which caused Machado to strike out. After the ejection Machado became verbally abusive for a prolonged period of time, hurling a long string of obscenities at the umpire. Then he threw his bat. This is what happened.

Today MLB announced a one-game suspension of Machado, which provoked this vigorous response from the Major League Baseball Umpire’s Association.

For more details on the Machado incident and punishment go here.

Was the punishment of Machado appropriate, or was he treated too leniently by baseball, as the umpires allege.

Answer the poll below.


What was the appropriate punishment for Manny Machado?

This poll is closed

  • 9%
    He should not have been ejected and therefore not suspended.
    (19 votes)
  • 27%
    One day is appropriate.
    (53 votes)
  • 33%
    multiple days is appropriate
    (65 votes)
  • 14%
    one week is appropriate
    (29 votes)
  • 15%
    one month is appropriate
    (30 votes)
196 votes total Vote Now