Lastings Milledge said he was provoked. Marlon Anderson said the conversation wasn’t pleasant on the receiving end. Paul Lo Duca has been run twice this year and both times insists he didn’t curse the ump.
However, all pale in comparison to the Milton Bradley story. If half of what Bradley is saying is true, that’s disgraceful enough.
By many accounts, umpiring has gone down, and part of it is their provocative and aggressive nature. Couple that with rabbit ears and it isn’t a good mix.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Mike the umps and don’t let them have the controls. Things will be calmer with miked umps.
I want to know who is telling the truth, and from personal experience I believe the players.Ã‚Â When I covered the Orioles, I went the umpire’s room at Yankee Stadium and was chased out by an umpire swearing up a blue streak. The letter of apology from what at the time was the American League office was satisfaction.
So is knowing this guy is no longer working.