21 July 2006
NEW YORK (AP)
Dodgers first base coach Mariano Duncan was suspended for two games and fined by Major League Baseball on Friday for his actions in a game against Arizona, which included a memorable hat-throwing protest.
Duncan was in the dugout when he was ejected by third base umpire Angel Hernandez with two outs in the bottom of the first inning of the Diamondbacks' 8-3 win Monday.
Manager Grady Little came out to argue, then went to the dugout and Duncan came charging out. Second base umpire Randy Marsh kept a livid Duncan away from Hernandez. As he finally left, Duncan threw his hat at the umpire. Hernandez tossed it to a fan in the first row.
Duncan then poked fun at himself before Tuesday night's game, delivering the lineup card to the umpires at home plate with his cap taped to his head.
Duncan's suspension was scheduled to begin Friday night.
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