Dodgers manager Don Mattingly has been slapped with a two-game suspension for what MLB called "excessive arguing" with an umpire.
He was also fined an undisclosed amount for a minutes-long tirade which began soon after home plate umpire Angel Campos ejected Matt Kemp in Thursday's 10-6 loss in Pittsburgh. Amazingly, Kemp was in the dugout when he was tossed and the last pitch had been a ball.
Mattingly was also amazed, of course, and immediately went to Campos for an explanation.
To be fair, he vigorously sought an explanation but all he got was the heave-ho.
Crying over spilled Melk
After slugger Melky Cabrera was suspended for using testosterone to pump up his numbers, Giants GM Brian Sabean said he was shocked - shocked! - to find that his players used performance-enhancing drugs. "I was so taken aback, it was deflating," Sabean said. "Things happen out of left field."