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Umpires union won't contest Winters' season-ending suspension

Updated: September 27, 2007, 4:28 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- The union for baseball umpires will not contest the season-ending suspension given to Mike Winters for using a profanity aimed at San Diego's Milton Bradley last weekend.

The World Umpires Association issued a contrite statement Thursday, and union spokesman Lamell McMorris said the WUA would not challenge the penalty handed down by Major League Baseball a day earlier.

"I've spoken with Mike Winters, and he sincerely regrets what happened on the field that day," McMorris ...

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