The National League saw through Bobby Valentine's disguise, suspending the Mets' manager for two games and fining him $5,000.

Valentine was ejected in the 12th inning Wednesday night by plate umpire Randy Marsh for arguing a catcher's interference call on Mike Piazza. The manager returned to the dugout with a fake mustache and glasses.

NL President Len Coleman cited league rule 5.1, which says: "When a manager, player, coach or trainer is put out of a game by an umpire, he shall leave the field immediately."

The rule goes on to say ejected personnel "shall remain in the clubhouse until the game is ended or change to street clothes and either leave the park or take a seat in the grandstand well removed from the vicinity of his club's bullpen."

The suspension was to start today but Valentine appealed, meaning it will not start until after a hearing before Coleman.

In other Mets news, OF Bobby Bonilla told the team he was unavailable to play in Tuesday's and Wednesday's games.

The former Oriole, hitting .167 with four home runs and 17 RBI, didn't take batting practice Wednesday and exchanged bitter words with Valentine before the game. Last week, Bonilla was upset after a report the Mets placed him on waivers and he wasn't claimed.

HONORED: Paul Molitor, who spent the first 15 years of his career with Milwaukee, saw his No. 4 uniform retired by the Brewers last night. The only other Brewers to have their jerseys retired are Hank Aaron (44), Robin Yount (19) and Rollie Fingers (34).

CAPTION: VALENTINE