Dave O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the Braves have placed pitching coach Roger McDowell on administrative leave pending the outcome of their investigation into the anti-gay slurs and otherwise poor behavior he allegedly displayed toward a fan at AT&T Park last Sunday.
In the meantime, Dave Wallace — the Braves’ minor league pitching coordinator — has been named interim pitching coach. Wallace, you’ll remember, is a former pitching coach for the Mets, Dodgers and Red Sox.
McDowell apologized publicly for his actions. This move suggests that an apology may not be good enough for the Braves and Major League Baseball.