As Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports, Milton Bradley has been suspended two games and fined an undisclosed amount for making contact with umpire Larry Vanover during Thursday's game against the Cardinals.
Bradley was pinch-hitting, and making his Wrigley Field debut, when he disagreed with a called third strike and jumped into Vanover's face, knocking his cap slightly upward. His teammates seemed to approve of the outburst, but it no doubt bothered upper management.
"I like it," Cubs first baseman Derrek Lee said recently, before learning of the suspension. "He said what he had to say and walked off. That's him. He's intense. It's a big situation, he wants to do well, and he got upset. It's OK. He didn't do anything malicious." Apparently the Commissioner's Office thought otherwise.