Former New York Yankees pitcher Orlando Hernandez — better known to most as “El Duque” — has not pitched in an MLB game since 2007. That does not mean he has lost his passion for the game, and anyone who attended his son’s youth baseball game last month could tell you that.
TMZ obtained footage of El Duque being ejected at the USSSA Wood Bat World Series in South Florida, where he was coaching his son’s 12-and-under team back in December. Witnesses said Hernandez was aggressive with the umpire throughout most of the game, and he lost it when his team fell behind 11-3.
As you can see, El Duque went Lou Piniella on the umpire and even kicked dirt on home plate. He supposedly refused to leave the field after being tossed, which inspired the umpire to end the game and force El Duque’s team to forfeit. Strictly for the fact that it was El Duque at a 12-and-under baseball tournament, this meltdown has to be up there with some of the best in LBS history.