Last night A’s outfielder Coco Crisp Coco Crisp was unhappy with a strike call and tossed his bat near the feet of hime plate umpire D.J. Reyburn. Today he got suspended for one game for the act.
Major League Baseball’s press release said the bat “struck Reyburn on the foot,” though Crisp didn’t think it actually hit Reyburn. Crisp isn’t disputing the wrongness of his actions, however, as he has elected not to appeal the suspension. He tells Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle today that he deserves the suspension and that, while accidental — he meant to just drop the bat and flicked it a bit too hard — it was too close and there is no cause for ever coming into contact with an ump.
Billy Burns will get the start in center field for the A’s tonight. Crisp will, presumably, be ordering room service back at the team hotel in Houston.