Catcher Yorvit Torrealba has been handed a 66-game suspension by the Venezuelan League for shoving an umpire in the face mask after striking out. The suspension insures that Torrealba can't play in the Venezuelan League next season.
Torrealba was contrite following the incident and he apologized to the umpire after the game. That's good but too late. You cannot be striking umpires. Period.
Fortunately for Torrealba, the suspension in Venezuela carries no weight in the Major Leagues. But it should. I would like to see Major League Baseball suspend Torrealba for his actions. It would send a message that if you play organized baseball anywhere on the planet your despicable actions could have repercussions.