What do you think of an umpire slapping a player in the face, granted, it was a light tap, but should he do it? The "love tap" is at the 1:15 mark of the video.
This was Hunter's reaction.
During the bench-clearing fracas, third-base umpire Paul Nauert briefly put a hand on Hunter’s face, something Hunter appeared to take exception to. Players are suspended when they touch umpires, so players don’t look kindly on umpires touching them.
“That’s my guy,” Hunter said of Nauert. “He was trying to cover my mouth. I’ve known him too long (to be upset). He was just saying to me, ‘C’mon, T. You’re way better than that.’ And he’s right.