Mets manager Jerry Manuel was suspended one game and fined an undisclosed amount for “his aggressive arguing and inappropriate contact” with umpire Bill Welke during Thursday’s game against the Phillies.
Manuel will serve his suspension Saturday afternoon against the Pirates.
Bench coach Sandy Alomar, will manage today’s game.
The worst part of this is that Manuel was right and Welke was wrong… it was the third bad call that went against the Mets in that game.
MLB is quick to levy suspensions for something as silly as this, but they don’t have the guts to do anything about a class of umpires that have become so terrible at play calling over the years, and confrontational as well.
I’m glad Manuel went out there and went off on Welke… He deserved it.
Victorino should have been the one that was suspended for intentionally interfering with the play that could have changed the outcome of the game.