MIAMI — For the third time in two seasons, Phillies manager Larry Bowa's on-field conduct has drawn a suspension from Bob Watson, baseball's vice president in charge of discipline.
Bowa learned before last night's game against the Florida Marlins that Watson had fined him and suspended him for one game for his actions during a March 26 exhibition game against the Toronto Blue Jays.
"It's a joke," Bowa said. "It borders on the ridiculous."
Bowa is appealing the suspension, which was supposed to take effect for today's series finale against the Marlins. The appeal will be heard Tuesday.