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Yadier Molina suspended for five games for spittlepocalypse

Yadier Molina

St. Louis Cardinals’ Yadier Molina argues with home plate umpire Rob Drake after being called out on strikes during the 10th inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)


Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina has been suspended for five games and fined an undisclosed amount for his little freakout on Tuesday night. I love the way the MLB press release puts it. It says he was suspended for “his inappropriate actions” which included:

... making contact with Umpire Rob Drake multiple times and spraying him with spittle twice while arguing, in the top of the 10th inning ...

Molina was totally out of line, but it’s nice to see that Drake’s selling of the spittle thing worked. You just don’t see guys selling other guys’ moves anymore. It’s a lost art. Solid work, jabroni.