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Joe Mikulik strips in latest ejection meltdown (Video)

Joe-Mikulik-stripsJoe Mikulik is one of the most famous minor league baseball managers in the country. Why? Because he has a knack for throwing some downright epic temper tantrums. Mikulik was at it again on Sunday, this time stripping some of his clothes off and leaving them at home plate after being ejected.

Mikulik, who is currently managing the Class A Myrtle Beach Pelicans, was furious after infielder Luis Mendez was called out at home plate. He proceeded to imitate Mendez’s slide into home two times to make his point while screaming at the umpiring crew. Mikulik then took his shoes and jersey off, dropped them on home plate and made an emphatic safe sign.

Mikulik first became famous in 2006 when he dumped water all over home plate after being run from a game. Several years later, he picked up third base and handed it to a fan after being ejected. The guy obviously knows he’s a YouTube sensation.

H/T Deadspin

Mike Redmond kicks dirt around home plate after ejection (Video)

Mike-Redmond-kicks-dirtMike Redmond went classic manager meltdown on us last night after he was ejected for arguing balls and strikes during the sixth inning of a game between the Miami Marlins and Philadelphia Phillies. Redmond was unhappy with a called third strike on shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria that appeared to be high and inside, so he started cursing at home plate umpire Will Little from the dugout. That resulted in an automatic ejection.

Fortunately for us, Redmond got his money’s worth. He came out of the dugout to state his case to Little and then began kicking dirt around home plate to show how far inside he felt the pitch was. He looked like Lou Piniella out there. Check out this awesome GIF that @CrashburnAlley passed along.

That will easily be one of the best GIFs of the year.

“I tried to be patient, but at the end of the day I couldn’t watch anymore,” Redmond told reporters after the game.

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John Farrell goes nuts after ejection (Video)

John-Farrell-ejectedBoston Red Sox manager John Farrell was ejected during the fourth inning of his team’s 3-2 loss to the New York Yankees on Sunday night. The ejection came after Farrell was livid that a play went to instant replay and was overturned.

It initially appeared that the Red Sox got out of a jam when Francisco Cervelli grounded into a double-play, but Yankees manager Joe Girardi challenged the call at first base. He thought Cervelli beat the throw, and he ended up being right. Farrell did not see it that way, and he let the umpiring crew hear about it.

Here are a few angles of the play in question.

As the broadcasting team pointed out, arguing a play that has gone under video review is an automatic ejection. It wouldn’t have mattered, because I’m pretty sure telling an umpire to “shove it up your f—ing ass” is an automatic ejection regardless. At least Farrell got his money’s worth.

El Duque got tossed from his son’s youth baseball game (Video)

El-Duque-ejectionFormer 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.

Bisons manager Marty Brown takes a seat in infield after ejection (Video)

Marty-Brown-ejectionBuffalo Bisons manager Marty Brown gave fans who came to the ballpark on Sunday afternoon a special treat if they were looking for an ejection. We love to see players and coaches throwing dirt and screaming in the umpire’s face, but sometimes there is no need to be that animated. As Brown showed us, you can send a fairly strong message by simply posting up on the infield grass.

According to Deadspin, Brown was ejected in the bottom of the second inning when his second baseman attempted to field a ground ball but missed it trying to avoid the runner. Brown felt that his fielder had been interfered with and came out of the dugout to make his case. After being ejected, he simply plopped down on the infield grass behind the pitcher’s mound to soak up some rays for a few minutes.

Brown actually has a reputation for being involved in ejections. He holds the single-season and career ejection records in Japan.

We have seen managers kick catcher’s masks and steal an infield base on their way out of a game, but I can’t ever remember seeing a manager take some time to catch a tan after being tossed.  The International League has suspended the Triple-A manager for three games, but it was well worth it. Well, for us at least.

Vin Scully lip-reads Jim Tracy’s ejection in hilarious fashion (Video)

It’s always nice to see umpires get together on the field to make sure they made the right call after a questionable play, but sometimes it doesn’t work out. During the seventh inning of the Dodgers-Rockies game on Monday night, Rockies center fielder Dexter Fowler made what appeared to be a nice catch on a sinking liner. The call could have gone either way, as it appeared to just barely knick the ground but for the most part Fowler had it in the web of his glove. The umpire initially called it a catch.

However, Mike Estabrook changed the call to a trap after meeting with the rest of the umpiring crew. Considering how close of a play it was, they probably should have just let the call on the field stand — which appeared to be the right one. This infuriated Colorado manager Jim Tracy and led to some amazing commentary from Vin Scully, who lip-read from Tracy as he was being ejected.

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Wally Backman ejected, suspended after nearly fighting with opposing manager (Video)

Buffalo Bisons (Triple-A Mets) manager Wally Backman was suspended three games by the International League for his confrontation with Syracuse Chiefs (Triple-A Nationals) manager Tony Beasley on Friday.

The two nearly came to blows over Backman’s belief that Syracuse was stealing signs. The Bisons won the game 13-7 even though Backman was ejected in the fourth.

Answering questions after the game, Backman explained why he was so upset.

“The one thing that I would say is don’t insult my intelligence in the game,” Backman said, per the Buffalo News. “I watched it happen in the series before where players were giving location to hitters. And don’t insult my intelligence. I’ve played the game way too long. I know everything about the game. That’s what they’ve been doing. That’s what they’ve done. We put a stop to it the last time we played and I had to say something tonight. It was just. The game of baseball has some integrity to it, especially in the United States. It might not be that way in other places at times, but here we have some integrity in the game and I expect the game to be played fair and the right way.

“I watched the catcher do it twice. I watched other guys do it. There’s a couple of guys that don’t do it. I don’t play that game. There’s integrity to the game. When those things happen, I’ve got a problem with it. I won’t let somebody play me into being stupid at all. I know the game very well. I know all the things you can do in the game to show location, to show signs and all those type of things. And if you get caught, you stop. If you don’t stop then we have a problem. And that’s where we had a problem tonight.”

Backman is notorious for his profanity-laced blowups, so Friday’s ejection was tame by his standards. Below are several videos of Backman getting ejected in the past.

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