It's important to realize that in your comparison, MLB fined the metaphorical cop for inappropriately handling the situation on the field.
Correct, and I am sure that had the supervisors of the cop knew that he used foul language towards me when I was pulled over he to would have been possibly reprimanded to. So to that I say if the people that benefit from a cops generosity or an umpires generosity in such a situation where they let a violation go but where later punished for a technicality in things such as a language they used, then I would no longer cut people breaks and in the cops case just write the ticket or in the umpires case just eject. If the offender is not going to appreciate the gesture the enforcer is making by cutting him a break then don't cut anymore breaks.
"Boys, I'm one of those umpires that misses 'em every once in a while so if it's close, you'd better hit it." Cal Hubbard
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