We all make mistakes, but how can you (as the Phillies reporter for the Daily News) first say they won against the Pirates last night 9-6 and then 9 lines later quote MLB saying they played Cincinnati.
Phillies manager Charlie Manuel has been suspended for tonight’s game against the Pirates. The discipline comes as a result of his verbal altercation with home plate umpire C.B. Bucknor during the 10th inning of the Phillies’ 9-6 win over the Pirates on Wednesday.
Manuel took exception to a pitch to Raul Ibanez that was either at the bottom edge of the strike zone or just below it. Bucknor, who some Phillies believe missed a call at first base the previous night, ripped off his mask and yelled toward the Phillies dugout after hearing someone – presumably Manuel – comment about the pitch. Manuel then emerged from the dugout and yelled for several moments an inch or two from the face of Bucknor. Toward the end of the one-sided argument, the brim of Manuel’s hat appeared to strike Bucknor in the forehead. As Manuel walked off, Bucknor pointed to his head.
Major League Baseball issued a short release that read:
“Philadelphia Phillies manager Charlie Manuel has been suspended for one game and fined an undisclosed amount for his aggressive arguing and inappropriate contact with Umpire CB Bucknor during the top of the 10th inning of his Club’s Tuesday, June 29th game against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. Bob Watson, Vice President of On-Field Operations for Major League Baseball, made the announcement.”