Well, what do you know? MLB has not only decided to swing its shithammer at the crew that screwed up a basic rules interpretation during last night's Angels-Astros game. It's also publicizing the discipline being meted out.
Fieldin Culbreth, the crew chief, has been slapped with a two-game suspension that will be served when Bud Selig says so. Culbreth and the other three crew members—Brian O’Nora, Bill Welke, Adrian Johnson—have all also been fined an undisclosed amount.
Baseball has disciplined umpires before, but it rarely makes those punishments known to the public.
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