MLB issues no suspensions in Rockies-umpires confrontation

August 26, 2009 | 1:37 pm | 5  

No suspensions were issued as a result of the verbal sparring between Rockies players and umpires on Monday night.

“The situation has been reviewed and dealt with, individuals have been addressed, and we are moving on,” according to a major league source.

There were problems with the umpiring crew and Rockies players Yorvit Torrealba, Huston Street and Troy Tulowitzki, and pitching coach Bob Apodaca that resulted in name-calling by both sides.

Jim Joyce was the chief of the umpiring crew that included Bill Miller, Derryl Cousins and Angel Campos, whose inconsistent work behind the plate was a primary factor in the confrontations.



  • Jerry R. | August 26, 2009 | 2:39 pm

    No suspensions is good news – especially with our recent injuries. The Rockies need to keep doing what they have been diong, playing unselfish team baseball.

    And put these distractions out of sight, please. Utilize our home field advantage these next two games and then the start of Sept.

  • JimK | August 26, 2009 | 2:44 pm

    I assume no one is talking specifics, such as what Bill Miller said to Torrealba (the Post hinted it was an impolite name) for supposedly showing up home plate umpire Campos and his unprofessional strike zone?

    Here’s hoping this crew doesn’t work another Rockies game, at least until all tempers have cooled.

  • Karl | August 26, 2009 | 2:52 pm

    It’s part of baseball in my opinion. Yes Torrealba can be a bit passionate, but I remember his body slam of Loney I believe and that ignited a team for a bit. I won’t say it’s the same, but I think this team over the course of the past 3 months has become a new team, they have left 2007 in the past and established their own identity as Tracy wanted them to do.

    Funny how winning cures a few things, but you have to actually play as a team to win consistently and no where is that more evident than seeing Tulo pointing to the dugout and getting the team to chase him. He wasn’t showing up the Dodgers, he was just happy for his team and the big win.

    Back when these guys lost three in a row to the Mets a bit ago, no one panicked on the team. They just came back and won the next four before battling Philly on the end of the trip. They won’t keep winning all of them, but I believe they have a great shot at being the last team to win just one game, i.e. the last one in the World Series…

  • Matthew | August 26, 2009 | 3:07 pm

    Whew! That is a sigh of relief.

  • Tracy Ringolsby | August 26, 2009 | 9:18 pm

    From talking to people, I think the thought of suspensions was more a media creation than a serious consideration. There were, after all, no ejections and both sides crossed the line.

    Players are guilty of using derogatory words in talking to umpires, just like umpires do with players. Both sides are human beings. If players want umpires to have thick skins, players should have thick skins, too.