The league commissioner announced that two players had been suspended for inappropriate conduct. He told BNN, “What I’m trying to do with these penalties is say, we can’t stop you from doing these things, but if you do them, you have to understand you will pay the consequences.”
Baseball can be an intense game and on-field confrontations happen. However, the league disciplinary policy is to punish, sometimes severely, those who decide to settle things with their fists.
When Colin Chesser of the Adelaide Aboriginals and Percy Keith of the Newcastle Nuclears got into a scuffle during a game, both players knew that a suspension would be forthcoming.
Sure enough, today it was announced that both players will each receive a 2-game suspension for their actions in a recent game at Ste. Anne Grounds.
Chesser is batting .235 this season in 15 games with no home runs, 4 RBIs and 4 runs scored. He has 12 hits in 51 at-bats.
In 5 starts this season Keith has rung up a 4-0 record and a 2.48 ERA.