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Orioles’ Walker fined for criticizing umpire

NEW YORK (AP)—Baltimore Orioles pitcher Jamie Walker was fined by the commissioner’s office Thursday for criticizing umpire Angel Hernandez.

Hernandez called a balk on Walker during the seventh inning of Tuesday night’s 7-5 loss to the Los Angeles Angels at Camden Yards when the left-hander appeared to pick off Maicer Izturis. Three batters later, Kendry Morales hit a two-run double for a 7-4 lead.

“It’s a (terrible) call,” Walker said. “I don’t know if the guy’s got something against me or what, but no way did I balk. It changed the whole game. … It’s unacceptable at this level.”

Bob Watson, baseball’s vice president for discipline, imposed the fine.

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=ap-orioles-walkerfined&prov=ap&type=lgns

I Thought you can criticize Umps to the press in Baseball? This rule only Applies to the NFL and the NBA. Earl Weaver used to do it all the time when he criticized about Ron Luciano to the Baltimore Sun. Since when Bud Selig made this rule? 

 

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