Found December 24, 2011 on The Outside Corner:
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Well this probably isn't how the Rangers expected Yorvit Torrealba to spend his time in the Venezuelan winter league. Torrealba took a beef over an earlier call by umpire Dario Rivero Jr. way, way too far earlier today. After striking out swinging, Torrealba turned around, started screaming at the Rivero before hitting the umpire square in the face. Video of the incident after the jump.   This is one of the worst instances of umpire abuse in baseball history, certainly a more disgusting sight than Roberto Alomar spitting on John Hirschbeck. As you can see in the video above, Torrealba hits the ump square in the face with an open palm after spending a good 20 seconds or so berating him. It's an act of disrespect that would have been inexcusable for a little leaguer let alone a veteran of 11 Major League seasons. MLB.com spoke with Rangers GM Jon Daniels, who would only say that "the club is looking into it." I'm not sure what more Daniels nee...
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