Anderson suspended two games for arguing balls and strikes

9/19/2007 - MLB Marlon Anderson New York Mets + more

WASHINGTON -- New York Mets utility man Marlon Anderson was
suspended Tuesday for two games, three days after he was ejected
for arguing a called third strike.

Anderson appealed the suspension and was available for Tuesday
night's game against the Washington Nationals.

Anderson, also fined an undisclosed amount, was pinch-hitting in
the bottom of the ninth inning of Saturday's game against the
Philadelphia Phillies at Shea Stadium. After arguing a called third
strike by plate umpire Dan Iassogna, an incensed Anderson threw his
batting helmet toward home after he reached the dugout.

"I'm going to plead my case -- let them hear my side," Anderson
said. "The whole thing is ridiculous. It's a mockery [of] the

"I threw the helmet and I shouldn't have. I'll deal with the
consequences of it."