This sounds like a dubious suspension:
Kansas City manager Trey Hillman was suspended one game by Major League Baseball for spitting in an umpire’s eye, something Hillman said was entirely accidental if it happened at all . . . “Suspended because while I was arguing spit reportedly came out of my mouth and hit him in the eye,” Hillman said. “I didn’t see it come out. There were raindrops falling. It takes a pretty talented person to be able to spit and yell at the same time. I was yelling. There was obviously no intent . . .
. . . Hillman said the umpire immediately accused him of spitting. “He said, ‘You just spit in my eye. You spit in my eye.’ He said it twice and then played it up,” Hillman said . . . “It’s a little bit shocking to me that nobody from Major League Baseball would ask my side of it, that you’d have a game taken away from you and suspended 5 hours before game time in a division race,” he said.
If a little spittle flying form a guy’s mouth is going to lead to a suspension, then they may as well ban arguing with umpires altogther. My view: anything short of a genuine loogie should be a fine at most.
It’s probably also a good time for the ump to review the Ten Commandments of Umpiring. Number 4 and number 6 seem perfectly apt here.