posted on Jun, 5 2005 @ 05:59 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Angered by a strikeout and an ejection, Washington Nationals outfielder Marlon Byrd began running toward the umpire responsible for
both calls. Another umpire, Joe Brinkman, stepped in the way and put out an arm, and Byrd knocked him to the ground
``I thought I could get in front of him. He was running pretty hard,'' Brinkman said. ``Once I couldn't get in front of him, I put my arm out. He hit
my arm and just spun me around and flipped me and I ended up on the ground. That's all that happened.''
it will be interesting to see how the league handles this one, even brinkman says he stepped in front of byrd and so it was accidental but the league
has a duty to protect the umps from contact with players....