Found December 24, 2011 on The Outside Corner:
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. 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...

Rangers' catcher takes swing at umpire

The Texas Rangers will look into an incident involving catcher Yorvit Torrealba that occurred in a winter-league game in Venezuela. In the game Friday, Torrealba struck out swinging and then got into an argument with the home-plate umpire. Torrealba then took a swing with his right hand and hit Dario Rivera Jr. in the mask. Rivera received medical attention on the field but remained...

Rangers C Torrealba smacks ump in the face

Texas Rangers catcher Yorvit Torrealba was tossed from a Venezuelan League game after slapping an umpire in the mask while arguing at home plate. Torrealba swung and missed on strike three then proceeded to argue with Dario Rivera Jr. over the previous call. He eventually lost his cool, smacking Rivera in the protective mask and forcing the umpire to toss him from the game. A punishment...

Apparently Yorvit Torrealba Didn’t go to Venezuela for Anger Management

Rangers catcher Yorvit Torrealba is doing the winter ball thing in Venezuela, and apparently the warm climate is only managing to anger up Torrealba’s blood, as witnessed by this heated argument he has with the home plate umpire during Friday’s Caracas/Caribes game. After a horrible looking swing on strike three, the Caracas catcher turned and started jawing with umpire Dario...

Yorvit Torrealba Stiff-Arms Ump

((HT: youtube/orlangerardo))It's now a busy off-season for Texas Rangers catcher Yorvit Torrealba...We'll just tell you that it came after a swinging third strike call where, it appears, he was upset with himself...Dario Rivera, Junior is your home plate umpire. He, apparently, gave Torrealba a second strike call that he didn't agree with that seemed to lead to the above...

Yorvit Torrealba punches umpire in Venezuelan League

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Torrealba smacks ump in Venezuelan game

Texas Rangers catcher Yorvit Torrealba struck a home plate umpire in the face after striking out in a Venezuelan League game on Friday.

Yorvit Torrealba Smacks Home Plate umpire

Texas Ranger catcher Yorvit Torrealba playing in the Venezuelan winter league took a smack at the home plate umpire.  Torrealba struck out swinging but was apparently upset over a called strike during the at bat.

Texas Rangers gathering info on Yorvit Torrealba incident

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