Spring coaching could solely be a number of days outdated, but it surely’s already offering some drama.
The rivalry between St. Louis Cardinals supervisor Oliver Marmol and umpire C.B. Bucknor continued on Saturday, due to some alleged immature conduct from the longtime MLB official.
Marmol informed reporters that Bucknor snubbed him when he supplied to shake the umpire’s hand forward of the Cardinals’ 3-2 spring coaching loss to the Washington Nationals.
“He did not prolong his. He did not,” Marmol informed Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Dispatch. “The factor is after I give it some thought, I went into that sport fairly sure of my ideas on him as an umpire. Weren’t excellent. And it simply exhibits his lack of sophistication as a person.”
The unhealthy blood between Marmol and Bucknor stems from an encounter throughout a Cardinals vs. Arizona Diamondbacks contest final August. Within the third inning, Bucknor ejected Marmol, who was arguing balls and strikes from the dugout. After being tossed from the sport, Marmol charged residence plate to share some fairly animated feedback with Bucknor. Following the sport, Marmol accused Bucknor of questioning his tenure within the league throughout their heated alternate, all with a smirk on his face.
Spring coaching is lengthy, and the baseball common season is even longer, which means Marmol and Bucknor will undoubtedly cross paths once more all year long. We possible have not seen the final of this nasty feud.