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Willson Contreras’s Suspension Reduced to One Game, He’ll Serve It Today

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From a moral perspective, I still say it was fundamentally wrong that Willson Contreras was suspended at all for his face mask spike on Friday. The ump totally blew a huge call, knew it, and needed to wear it if Contreras wanted to jaw at him a bit. But the ump doubled down, started the ejection process, and Contreras erupted in that moment. The mask bounced in a crazy direction, and hit the ump. Fine him, sure. Suspend him? Ridiculous.


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In any case, the practical effect is now zero:

With the Cubs facing Lance Lynn and his brutal splits against righties, Contreras wasn’t going to play today anyway. Maybe a late pinch hit appearance, but nothing else. Not much of a loss at all. With the off-day tomorrow, Contreras probably would have gotten a full day off today anyway.

Maybe Cardinals fans will complain about that, but this is the worst that is deserved. There shouldn’t have been a suspension anyway, so this is “fair.”


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I’ll move on.


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Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation.