Umpires for Blue Jays-Braves will not begin Thursday with warnings

ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 24: Toronto Blue Jays Manager John Gibbons (5) talks with home plate umpire Toby Basner (9) after Basner ejected Gibbons from the game in the sixth inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, on April 24, 2017, played at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, CA. (Photo by John Cordes/Icon Sportswire)
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The umpires for Thursday evening’s matchup between the Toronto Blue Jays and Atlanta Braves have elected to not begin the game with warnings instituted for both sides. While such a practice was once a guarantee, big league umpires are now allowed to use their discretion regarding such matters.

Kelsey Wingert of FOX Sports has shed some additional light on the subject via Twitter:

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