Phillies Closer Jonathan Papelbon Has Some Tough Talk for Umpires

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Philadelphia Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon wasn't happy with an umpire during his team's 4-3 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday.

Papelbon thought he struck out LA's Dee Gordon, but an umpire didn't. That turned into a double that helped spark a victory for the Dodgers.

Papelbon then had a few choice of words for the umpire after the game:

"I thought he sucked. ... He probably needs to go back to Triple-A. You're up in the big leagues to do a good job and when you don't do a good job you should be demoted or fired. It's just like anybody's job. If I don't do my job, I go down to Triple A. There's no room for that up here. It's not a knock on the umpires. It's the integrity of the game. You want to be able to go out there and play the game the way it should be played. All night long, from [Dodgers starter Clayton] Kershaw to [Phillies starter] Vance [Worley], all the way to the ninth inning, it affected the outcome of the game."

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