Umpire Bellino apologizes for incident with D-Backs' Bumgarner

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Major League Baseball umpire Dan Bellino has apologized for his actions during Wednesday's game between the Miami Marlins and Arizona Diamondbacks that resulted in the ejection of veteran Madison Bumgarner.

"I would like to address my actions on May 4 involving Madison Bumgarner," Bellino said in a statement obtained by ESPN's Jesse Rogers. "When I began my MLB career almost 15 years ago, I received some good advice. I was told to umpire every game as if my children were sitting in the front row. I fell short of those expectations this week. While I can't go back and change what happened, I take full accountability. I will learn from this incident, and I sincerely apologize."

Bellino was likely fined for the incident, a source told Rogers.

Bellino ejected Bumgarner after a lengthy check for a substance on his hand following the first inning.

The 43-year-old Bellino has been a MLB umpire since the 2008 campaign and made his first career World Series appearance during last season's matchup between the Atlanta Braves and Houston Astros.

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