Ozzie Guillen was ejected from last night’s game and promptly tweeted the above tweet. Unsurprisingly, MLB has come back strong today and hit him with a two-game suspension. Of course, it’s hard to imagine a worse offense than tweeting during a game, so it’s understandable that MLB cracked down so hard. Just for comparison’s sake, let’s take a look at some other two-game suspensions from recent MLB history.
Nationals manager Jim Riggleman, for participation in the Nyjer Morgan/Chris Volstad brawl last season.
Dusty Baker and Tony La Russa, for participation in the massive Cardinals/Reds brawl last season.
Fernando Rodney, for throwing a ball into the stands after recording a save in 2009.
Jonny Gomes, for his “violent actions” which incited a Rays/Yankees fight in spring training of 2008.
Joba Chamberlain, for throwing two pitches over the head of Kevin Youkilis in a game in 2007.
Dioner Navarro, for bumping the home plate umpire in a game last season.
Dave Trembley, for a “running argument” with the home plate umpire in 2009.
Milton Bradley, for arguing balls and strikes in 2009.
Kyle Farnsworth, for tackling Paul Wilson of the Reds in 2003.
And, my personal favorite, Francisco Rodriguez, for punching his father-in-law in the Mets’ clubhouse.
Take that for what you will. To me, it seems like the MLB is taking tweeting quite seriously.