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Major League Baseball Issues Suspension to Wrong Pitcher, Again

Published by on June 5, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

It would appear that the guys running things at the Major League Baseball Commissioner's office are bored or are simply looking for new ways to irritate teams, owners, and fans.

The most recent atrocity committed by Bud's gang was the six game suspension issued to New York Yankees' pitcher A.J. Burnett for "throwing at" Nelson Cruz of the Rangers. While the pitch was definitely up and in, Burnett never actually plunked Cruz, yet he still got the suspension and was fined an undisclosed amount of money.

What makes this whole thing so ridiculous is that during that game, Rangers' pitcher Vincente Padilla hit Mark Teixeira twice, and was never issued a warning by the home plate umpire.

Padilla is known as bei...

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