Gagne Suspended

Here's something that makes baseball so enjoyable: Gagne got suspended for heckling an ump while on the disabled list. He'll be suspended for two days. According to rule 3.17:

3.17 Players and substitutes of both teams shall confine themselves to their team's benches unless actually participating in the play or preparing to enter the game, or coaching at first or third base. No one except players, substitutes, managers, coaches, trainers and bat boys shall occupy a bench during a game. PENALTY: For violation the umpire may, after warning, remove the offender from the field. Players on the disabled list are permitted to participate in pre game activity and sit on the bench during a game but may not take part in any activity during the game such as warming up a pitcher, bench jockeying, etc. Disabled players are not allowed to enter the playing surface at any time or for any purpose during the game.
What a good rule.

A couple years ago, I got the finger from the Dodgers bullpen catcher. The Padres had just beat the Dodgers and the guys from the Dodger bullpen were walking back to the dugout. I yelled something at Gagne and the bullpen catcher gave me the finger. I didn't even curse. I think I said, "No chance today, Gagne!" Not even particularly clever.

That guy didn't get suspended or anything.
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