Date: 9/27/1996
Sport: Baseball
Punishment: 5-game suspension

Generally speaking, even in the worst of times an athlete knows not to get physical with an official. It's the easiest way to get tossed from a game and guarantee yourself both a suspension and a huge fine. For Roberto Alomar, though, a controversial third strike call was enough to send him into a total frenzy. Not only did he blatantly spit in umpire John Hirschbeck's face, but after the game he said Hirschbeck was just bitter because one of his sons had recently died and another had just been diagnosed with a terminal illness. Yikes.