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The umpires, who ended up taking the field after a 17-minute delay, were threatening to boycott the playoffs because Alomar had been issued a five-game suspension after spitting in the face of umpire John Hirschbeck on Friday but was allowed to play pending an appeal.
If he isn't the suspensions will start next season because we cannot allow a player spitting in the face of a referee to go unpunished.