Originally posted on 22gigantes  |  Last updated 12/24/11

Move aside, Roberto Alomar.

If you really want to see how a baseball player disrespects an umpire, check out the video below of former Giants catcher Yorvit Torrealba getting all up in the grill of home plate umpire Dario Rivera in a winter league game down in Venezuela on Friday.

In the clip, Torrealba, now with the Rangers, does not agree with Rivera’s ruling of a called third strike in a game between Caribbean and Anzoategui Caracas Lions at the Estadio Universitario.

After arguing the call for a minute or so, Torrealba takes matters into his own hands. Or should I say, takes the ump’s dome into his own hands and violently shoves him backwards:

At least Torrealba didn’t hawk a loogy in the ump’s face, a la Alomar a few years back.

Had this happened in a Major League Baseball game, Torrealba would have surely received a hefty suspension and fine.

It’s hard telling what the repercussions will be for the 33-year old, but fellow Latin player Jose Offerman pulled a similar stunt a few years back and was kicked out of the Venezuelan league for life.

Torrealba was in the Giants organization from 1995 to 2005.

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