Video: Jose Offerman Punches Umpire in Domincan League Game
Stop me if you’ve heard this before: Jose Offerman attacked someone on a baseball field. Yes, two years ago while playing for the Long Island Ducks, Offerman attacked an opposing team’s pitcher who hit him as retaliation for Offerman homering in a previous at-bat. This time around, Offerman who manages the Licey Tigers, was upset his catcher Ronny Paulino was thrown out for arguing balls and strikes. Offerman came out of the dugout to protest with home plate umpire Jason Bradley but wound up getting into it with first base umpire Daniel Rayburn instead. Offerman threw a punch at Rayburn who appeared to flop. Check out the Jose Offerman punch video:
What this guy was doing anywhere near a baseball field following his Long Island Ducks incident is beyond me. And I don’t care how soft of a punch that was — just look at Jose afterwards and tell me he wasn’t looking for a fight with those clenched fists. I doubt Rayburn presses charges but it’s pretty clear Offerman should be suspended from the league for his actions. By the way, bonus points to the announcer at the end of the video for saying what he thought Offerman told the umpire. Guess they don’t have any FCC rules there.