From the Associated Press :
Pitcher Tomo Ohka was fined by the Washington Nationals on Sunday for showing disrespect to manager Frank Robinson while being removed from the game the night before.
Ohka (above) turned his back to Robinson as the manager walked to the mound in the fourth inning of Saturday night’s 7-3 victory over the Florida Marlins. Robinson then had to grab the ball out of Ohka’s hand to make the pitching change.
“He was disrespectful to me,” Robinson said before Sunday’s game against the Marlins. “He had his back to me. I put my hand out for the ball and he didn’t give it to me.”
In a statement, team president Tony Tavares and general manager Jim Bowden said the fine was for “contempt” directed toward the manager. The amount of the fine was not disclosed.
“One thing you can’t have on a major league club is have a player show up a manager,” Bowden said.
Unless you’re Jose Guillen, in which case Jim Bowden will make sure you have a job.
Florida’s A.J. Burnett has been making quick work of the Nationals today, striking out 6 in as many innings with the Marlins leading 2-0. Paul Lo Duca and Mike Lowell, each having poor seasons, have shown rare signs of life with two hits each.