MLB hasn't made ruling yet on Mark Reynolds' umpire-bashing comments

August 20, 2012|By Dan Connolly | The Baltimore Sun

Major League Baseball has not made an official ruling regarding Mark Reynolds’ umpire-bashing comments in Detroit as of early this afternoon.

A decision should come today or tomorrow. It is expected that Reynolds will be fined but not suspended.

Reynolds went off on the umpires following Friday’s game after he was ejected for tossing his glove to the ground when an out call at first was overturned. To paraphrase, he said there should be more accountability from umpires, that they didn’t take their mistakes seriously enough and that he felt, at times, they were purposely against the Orioles.

Major League Baseball doesn’t usually look the other way when the umpires’ integrity is called into question.  

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