Major League Baseball described the passionate social media contribution of the MLB Umpires Association to San Diego Padres star Manny Machado as "inappropriate" in a Tuesday statement.
In response to the MLBUA's request, Machado's ban on contacting a referee with a referee during the San Diego game on Saturday against the Colorado Rockies a "slap in the face" Touch someone with authority physically just because they disagree are. Violence at all workplaces will not be tolerated. The MLBUA said the suspension was a "disgrace" and "Major League Baseball must always lead by example in all cases of violent behavior on and off the pitch," wrote the MLBUA in its Facebook post on Tuesday.
Apart from that, the MLBUA in Major League Baseball is extremely disappointed with their disciplinary inaction, which was passed on to Manny Machado. "
The post was accompanied by a number of hashtags: #Disappointed, #LeadByExample, #NotAppreciated , #Violence, #TemperTantrum, #Inaction, #NotTolerated, #MakeanExampleof, #OneGameSuspension, #RepeatOffender, and #Nonsense.
MLB said the punishment imposed by Chief Baseball Officer Joe Torre on Monday related to " aggressive quarreling and contacting "with panel umpire Bill Welke.
" Mr. Machado appeals against his suspension and we do not believe that it is appropriate that the union of referees of the Major League comment on the discipline of the players represented by the [Major League Baseball] Players Association, as it would not be appropriate for the Players Association Disciplinary decisions made in respect of referees, "MLB later said Tuesday. We also consider it inappropriate to compare this incident with the extremely serious problem of workplace violence. "
Machado denied contacting the referee."
"Honestly, I'm just waiting for my call and for MLB and Joe Torre to come back to me. I'm really just waiting for my hearing to stand my case, and that's all we're worried about, "Machado told Milwaukee ahead of Tuesday's game. "I have MLB and the Padres and the property behind me, we are all on the same page and we will continue."
Machado declined comment when asked if he thought so The referees' social media contributions were unprofessional. He chuckled as he was asked if he felt he was a target.
"Honestly, baseball has been around for a lot of years, for a hundred years, and it's going to continue like that, and we go out and play baseball and we have fun every day," he replied. "At this point, we're just waiting for my hearing, and MLB has set up something to cope with such things."
Machado, 26, bids after signing with 14 homeruns and 40 RBIs on the Padres A 10-year contract over $ 300 million for spring training.
This report uses information from The Associated Press.