Boston Red Sox Manager John Farrell Suspended 1 Game For Arguing With Manager On Saturday
The Boston Red Sox will be without their Manager John Farrell on Tuesday night against the Minnesota Twins.
Major League Baseball announced Farrell has received a one-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for his actions during an argument with umpire Bill Miller in the top of the seventh inning of Saturday’s game against the Angels at Fenway Park. He will serve the suspension Tuesday.
“When he came to me and we discussed it, we got together as a crew and Ryan told us what he had,” Miller said through a pool reporter after the game.
“We went back to John and told him the balk happened before time was called. John didn’t accept that answer and he was quite adamant that time had been called first and therefore the balk should have been nullified. After that he just decided to argue and poked me in the chest. That’s why he was ejected.”
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Talking with reporters prior to Tuesdays game, Farrell said he wished there was more public accountability for umpires.