MLB Suspends Umpire Bob Davidson For "Repeated Violations Of Situation Handling Standards"

In what's almost certainly a response to his repeated instances of "Fuck You, Charlie" during an incident at Tuesday's Astros-Phillies game, Major League Baseball has suspended umpire Bob Davidson for one game. The press release reads:

Umpire Bob Davidson has received a one-game suspension for his repeated violations of the Office of the Commissioner's standards for situation handling, Major League Baseball announced today.

Davidson's suspension is to be served tonight, when his crew will work the Minnesota Twins-Milwaukee Brewers game at Miller Park. A Minor League call-up umpire will fill Davidson's spot in tonight's game.

MLB doing the right thing? Announcing it publicly? Fire up the wormhole, Quinn Mallory, this clearly isn't our Earth.

[Hardball Talk]