Papelbon Suspended By MLB, Appeal To Come
Two days after crying and acting like a little baby, Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon has received a 3-game suspension and a fine for an undisclosed amount.
After blowing a save opportunity in the 9th inning of Saturday's game against Oakland, Papelbon had some words with home plate umpire Tony Randazzo. The moron then charged at Randazzo after being ejected & actually chest-bumps the umpire during an argument.
MLB released a statement regarding the matter, saying that Papelbon has been disciplined because of his verbal and physical acts towards Randazzo. ESPNBoston.com reporter Gordon Edes says that Papelbon was not interviewed by the league about the altercation, but the All-Star closer was expecting some kind of disciplinary action.
Papelbon says he is going to appeal the decision, which means that he is still eligible to pitch during the 3-game series against the Yankees starting tonight. I love it when athletes try to appeal a suspension for something they know was wrong to do, because it makes them look like a complete idiot... especially when you play for the Boston Red Sox.