These people really do have to be stopped. Check out the incident which resulted in a two-game suspension for the White Sox' Jermaine Dye:
Dye said he was somewhat surprised by Major League Baseball's decision not to reduce the two-game penalty for a May 13 incident in which he slammed his helmet after being called out on strikes by umpire Mike DiMuro with the bases loaded in a game at Cleveland. The helmet bounced, striking DiMuro.
Let me get this straight. He slammed his helmet down in frustration -- you've all seen other players do this, right? -- and it accidentally hits the umpire.
And for this he gets suspended? And the idiots in charge uphold the suspension even though there was NO argument, NO incident involving any umpiring decision, and the "contact" with the umpire was completely an accident?
This has to be stopped. This flies in the face of decency and common sense. The "rule" that any "contact" with an umpire is an automatic suspension must be eliminated.
This wouldn't have happened if Bart Giamatti were still alive. Come to think of it, it might not have happened if Bud Selig were still alive, either.