Umpire Paul Nauert gently slapped, or tapped, Torii Hunter in the face tonight during Detroit's game against the Orioles and it's kind of a strange thing. It seems harmless—obviously he did not injure Torii Hunter—but if the roles were reversed, and Torii Hunter put his hands on an umpire, we'd be discussing whether or not Hunter would be suspended.
It all started when Bud Norris was ejected in the top of the eighth inning tonight for throwing at Torii Hunter. Norris had just surrendered a two-run home run to Ian Kinsler and Hunter did not appreciate the coincidence. The benches cleared and everyone stood around yelling and gesticulating.