Blue Jays hitting coach Brook Jacoby has been suspended for 14 days, without pay, by MLB, for, well, something to do with the incident with Bill Miller's umpiring crew in Fenway which led MLB to make a rule that the visiting team is to wait for the umpires to leave the field before going down to the clubhouse, which does seem like a good idea.
It does sound like there was quite the war going on with the Jays and the umpires, my understanding is that several members of the coaching staff were voicing their opinions of the job the umpires did that series, but Brook must have gone above and beyond yelling.
The Jays have made this announcement.
The TORONTO BLUE JAYS will appeal the suspension of hitting coach Brook Jacoby. The club will not comment on the situation until the appeal is heard.
I'd really like to know what happened.
Off the top of my head, I don't remember a Blue Jays coach suspended for that long. I remember Cito being suspended for 3 games for bumping an umpire, back in his first stint with the team and I'd imagine other coaches have had their moments, but I don't remember anyone getting 14 games before. He must have been very angry.