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Ryan Theriot suspended for two games

Jul 19, 2011, 5:30 PM EDT

St. Louis Cardinals v Cincinnati Reds Getty Images

Major League Baseball has announced that Cardinals infielder Ryan Theriot has been suspended for two games and fined an undisclosed amount for coming into contact with umpire Mike Muchlinski during the bottom of the sixth inning of Sunday’s game against the Reds. Theriot was disputing a “pulled-off-the-bag” call.  The runner eventually came around to score thanks to a couple of Jaime Garcia wild pitches.

Barring an appeal, he would begin serving the suspension tonight against the Mets.

  1. hittfamily - Jul 19, 2011 at 6:24 PM

    I didnt see the argument, but based on the photo above, when you are being bear hugged by an umpire, it is difficult not to make contact with him.

    • higginsfamily - Jul 20, 2011 at 12:37 PM

      Uh, that part in the photo came after he bumped Mike Muchlinski, the umpire who made the original (and correct) call. In the photo Theriot is being restrained from earning an even longer suspension; he should thank that umpire.

      That was one of the most over-the-top reactions I’ve ever seen, even if the call had been wrong. We’re talking about an incredibly close play.

    • hittfamily - Jul 20, 2011 at 6:54 PM

      I said I didnt see the argument, but thanks for the condescending “Uh”.

  2. Utley's Hair - Jul 19, 2011 at 6:27 PM

    I thought he would’ve been suspended for longer, but maybe the fact that the call was blown was a mitigating factor.

    • higginsfamily - Jul 20, 2011 at 12:38 PM

      You forget your tagline: “Signed, a Cardinal apologiest.”

  3. crookedstick - Jul 19, 2011 at 7:39 PM

    I must be seeing a completely different replay because Theriot was off the bag and didn’t drag his foot across the bag as he contended when he had the ball in his glove. So, it wasn’t a “blown” call. Schumacher should have been suspended for the awful throw.

    • spudchukar - Jul 19, 2011 at 7:46 PM

      Or your blind.

  4. okwhitefalcon - Jul 19, 2011 at 8:19 PM

    There’s no way The Riot goes off that bad if he the call was correct, that makes zero sense.

    As for the suspension, although semi deserved – it’s not like he kicked the ump in the back of the head and ended his career….

  5. drdmk08 - Jul 19, 2011 at 8:52 PM

    Some of you cardinal fans whine just like the most of the team…,.. Really I don’t care who wins the central the next 5 years or more as long as it’s not the whiney Cardinals

    • paperlions - Jul 19, 2011 at 9:00 PM

      Please point me to a fan base that does not complain about bad calls against their team.

  6. paperlions - Jul 19, 2011 at 9:03 PM

    In other news, Tony LaRussa perfecting the use of both LOHGYs (lefty-one-hit-guys) and LOWGYs (lefty-one-walk-guys) in 2011….the man just keeps on innovating.

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