The decision of now semi-famous umpire Clint Fagan to eject both St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina and manager Mike Matheny during Sunday’s third inning has rightfully drawn a lot of attention.
Many believe the young arbiter was completely in the wrong, displaying an incredibly short fuse by almost immediately ejecting the backstop for throwing his helmet after being correctly called out at first base.
Matheny did what he had to do in defending his catcher. Not doing that would risk damaging the support of his players, especially arguably his most valuable one.
Speaking of most valuable, Molina is rightfully being represented as a legitimate National League Most Valuable Player candidate for 2013. His leadership behind the plate with a young staff, his managing the running game and consistent offense all provide strong support for his case.
On Sunday, Molina did not carry himself like an MVP, in my opinion. The 30-year-old explained he was upset at himself for grounding ou...