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Boomer Gets Week Off For Bad Behavior

San Diego Padres starter David Wells is truly the "Peter Pan" of Baseball, he'll never grow up. And that mindset brings good and bad of course to the table. The veteran southpaw is still pitching in the Majors at age 44, although not as effectively as in his prime as he sported a 4-5 record with a 4.31 ERA at the break. But nobody will ever doubt his grit or competitiveness while on the mound. Unfortunately he is still prone to adolescent type tantrums such as the one he on Saturday during the fourth inning of San Diego's eventual 8-5 win over the Atlanta Braves. Boomer gave up a two run round tripper to Braves outfielder Jeff Francoeur, and then started to question the calls by the home plate umpire Ed Hickox. The umpire ejected Wells from the game, and Boomer looked like he was ready to get into a brawl in an Oakland motorcycle bar. It took Padres skipper Bud Black, and two coaches to restrain him from going after Hickox. Thursday, MLB Vice President handed down a seven game suspension and a fine. Wells is appealing, which means he can pitch until there is a hearing in Manhattan.

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