Blue Jays hitting coach Brook Jacoby suspended 14 games for conduct toward umpiring crew


MLB brought the hammer down really hard on Blue Jays hitting coach Brook Jacoby for an incident with the umpiring crew while the team was in Boston last week:

It’s unclear what Jacoby did specifically, but Jeff Blair of recently reported that Toronto’s coaching staff and Bill Miller’s umpiring crew were yelling at each other after a game last Wednesday. Apparently things got so heated that there has been a change of policy at Fenway Park as a result where visiting teams will be required to wait until the umpires come off the field before going into the dugout walkway after a game. Both use the same hallway at the stadium.

According to John Lott of the National Post, the Blue Jays have appealed the suspension. However, Jacoby isn’t allowed to be in the dugout during games even as he awaits the appeal.

Here are some more interesting details of the confrontation: