Originally Posted by WVRedsFan
I'm afraid it will make no difference. Unfortunately or fortunately, depending on your view, touching an umpire is taboo, just like touching an official in any sport. Considering this particular umpire, he'll go for the suspension. He quickly threw Mes out and then bated him. I tried to read his lips, but couldn't, but agree. He seemed rational until the umpire opened his mouth. Kid has a temper.
That's how I saw it too. If the umpire had just walked away after throwing him out nothing else would have happened. He looked like he wanted a fight to me. Chad Fairchild is one of the worst umpires out there, especially behind the plate. He was on one of the worst all time crews last season with Joe West and CB Buckner. It seemed like the Reds got that crew a lot last season and very night there was some sort of scrape with that crew.