New York Mets’ manager Jerry Manuel has been suspended by Major League Baseball for tonight’s game and will be replaced by bench coach Dave Jauss according to a report from ESPN New York.
Jerry Manuel has been suspended by Major League Baseball for Tuesday night’s game vs. the St. Louis Cardinals for bumping into umpire Doug Eddings on Friday in the Mets’ 6-1 win at Los Angeles.
Luis Castillo was called out at first, though replays showed Castillo’s foot was already on the bag before shortstop Rafael Furcal’s throw reached James Loney’s glove.
Manuel came on the field and gestured wildly at Eddings, who gave Manuel his third ejection of the season.
As one might expect, Manuel wasn’t happy about the suspension.
Manuel said he was disappointed that there was no appeals process, feeling as if there should be no suspension for bills of hats touching. He described the penalty as “harsh.”
“I was surprised — I’m always surprised that the other voice is not heard, that you have no forum to present your side of the case,” Manuel said.