Sep 6, 2013, 3:50 PM EST
Via Gammons, watch this video of an umpire in the Chinese Professional Baseball League grab the throat of a manager with whom he’s arguing over a balk call:
Looks and sounds like an American ump for what that’s worth. And while, granted, the manager initiated contact — the old ump bump, as it were — I feel like the hands to the throat is a bit too extreme an escalation.
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