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.
Manny Machado gets ejected and is very mad, a breakdown pic.twitter.com/AgEcEzlruq— Jomboy (@Jomboy_) June 17, 2019
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?
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He should not have been ejected and therefore not suspended.
One day is appropriate.
multiple days is appropriate
one week is appropriate
one month is appropriate