If Milton Bradley touches an umpire with one atom’s worth of the brim of his helmet, it’s a two game suspension.

If Jermaine Dye throws his helmet and it hits an umpire in the chest, it’s, um, a two game suspension.

White Sox right fielder Jermaine Dye received a two-game suspension and was fined an undisclosed amount for his actions in Wednesday’s 4-0 loss at Cleveland.

In the sixth inning of the game, Dye took a called third strike with the bases loaded and two outs. He flipped his bat and slammed his batting helmet to the ground before being ejected by home-plate umpire Mike DiMuro.

Dye’s helmet bounced up and hit DiMuro. DailyHerald.com Blogs.

Mr. Bradley, your reputation precedes you.

  • pmayo

    But umpire Paul Schreiber can put both his hands on Magglio Ordonez, and all he has to do is apologize.

    Apparently, the “no contact” rule only goes one way.

    • Ace

      Yeah, that was pretty bogus. At first, my reaction was: what’s the big deal? all the ump did was gently touch Magglio’s back to help him along back to the dugout.

      And then I realized, wait. A gentle touch after an argument is all it would take to get a Cub suspended for a week.