I just got an email from a friend in the Bay Area who said “Paul Lo Duca”:http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?statsId=6032 is telling the truth in his claim he didn’t curse the umpire Saturday night.
My friend said the Oakland broadcast had a microphone close to the plate and everything could be heard and there was no cursing.
Lo Duca was tossed when he walked back to the plate and said: “Let’s go.
Let’s friggin’ go.”
Personally, I have always thought the four umpires should all be miked up so we could know who is telling the truth when this stuff happens.
When Lo Duca gets called on the carpet his agent should have a copy of the Oakland broadcast.