New York, NY (Sports Network) - Major League Baseball has suspended both
Philadelphia Phillies manager Charlie Manuel and umpire Bob Davidson for one
game in the wake of their argument from Tuesday's game against Houston.
Manuel will sit out Friday's opener of a series against the Boston Red Sox,
while Davidson will not work the first game of a set between Minnesota and
Davidson's penalty, according to Major League Baseball, is a result of his
repeated violations of the Office of the Commissioner's standards for
situation handling. A minor league umpire will be recalled to work with his
crew on Friday.
Tuesday's ejection was the second of the season for Manuel. He was upset after
Houston's Jason Castro reached on a third-strike wild pitch when it appeared
that Davidson impeded catcher Brian Schneider's path to the ball.
Manuel disputed the issue from the dugout and Davidson threw him out of the
contest. The Phils' skipper then continued the argument on the field, nearly
nose-to-nose with the veteran umpire, and the bill of Manuel's cap appeared to
contact Davidson's forehead.
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