During the Cardinals-Dodgers dust-up in Game 1 of the NLDS St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina shoved umpire Jerry Meals out of the way to continue his face-to-face shouting match with Los Angeles first baseman Adrian Gonzalez.
Molina was not ejected from the game, but clearly made contact with an umpire and … well, that’s a no-no.
Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports that Molina will not receive a suspension from MLB, but “will be fined substantially.” No specifics about what that means, exactly, but presumably it’ll be more than the usual $5,000 variety. Molina is making $15 million this season.
Here’s video of benches clearing and Molina making contact with Meals:
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