WINTER HAVEN, Fla. -- Round 2 to Terry Cooney and the umpires.
American League President Bobby Brown yesterday denied Roger Clemens' appeal of his five-game suspension and $10,000 fine, saying the Boston pitcher's actions after his ejection from Game 4 of the 1990 playoffs warranted the discipline.
"What Clemens did to prompt his ejection had little bearing on the discipline levied," Brown wrote in his decision. "His actions after being ejected were responsible for his suspension and fine. The player remains accountable for his actions on the field at all times and the fact that he felt his ejection was not warranted does not absolve him of that."