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Umpire Joe West suspended by MLB for grabbing player's jersey
Umpire Joe West suspended by MLB for grabbing player's jersey

Suspend the ump? Major League Baseball did just that on Wednesday, suspending umpire Joe West for one game without pay for "grabbing the jersey" of Philadelphia Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon on Sunday. West ejected Papelbon on Sunday, after believing the closer had grabbed his crotch in an obscene gesture to fans. Papelbon, who got into a face-to-face argument with West, later said he was merely adjusting his athletics supporter. On Monday, however, the league suspended Papelbon for seven games. “Joe West handled himself appropriately in ejecting Papelbon after the player's lewd gesture to the fans," MLB executive vice president Joe Torre said in a...

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