His eyes red and voice wavering, Roger McDowell returned as the Braves’ pitching coach Friday and apologized for his crude conduct at AT&T Park in San Francisco that led to a suspension.
Atlanta Braves pitching coach Roger McDowell has been fined and suspended for his inappropriate actions at AT&T Park on April 23.
The Braves will forward results of their inquiry to commissioner Bud Selig. Any punishment will be coordinated with Major League Baseball.
The Atlanta Braves placed pitching coach Roger McDowell on administrative leave Friday while they investigate allegations he made homophobic comments and crude gestures toward Giants fans.
A Fresno man claims Atlanta Braves pitching coach Roger McDowell made homophobic comments and crude sexual gestures toward fans and threatened him with a bat before the Braves played the San Francisco Giants on April 23.
Nate McLouth hit a two-run single off Brian Wilson with two outs in the 10th inning, and the Atlanta Braves beat the San Francisco Giants 9-6 Sunday for a three-game sweep.
Tim Hudson outdueled Tim Lincecum and came within one out of his first complete game this year, leadoff man Martin Prado drove in Atlanta’s first three runs and the Braves beat the San Francisco Giants 5-2 on Saturday to secure just their third series win of the season.
San Francisco won another thriller, again with help from some shaky Atlanta defense, and the Giants are off to the NL championship series for the first time since 2002.
Brooks Conrad has been benched one day after his three errors at second base left the Atlanta Braves on the brink of playoff elimination.
San Francisco rallied for a 3-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Brooks Conrad’s third error of the game to claim the lead in the NL division series Sunday.