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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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Joe Mikulik melts down again, steals third base (Video)

Remember Joe Mikulik? Sure you do. He’s the minor league manager who threw an epic tantrum in 2006 that made highlight (blooper?) reels everywhere. Well Mikulik is still the manager of the Single-A Asheville Tourists, and he’s still having meltdowns on the diamond.

Mikulik was upset with a call the umpires made in the first inning of Asheville’s game against the Charleston RiverDogs on Friday night, and he went out to argue. Mikulik felt a runner went out of the baseline to avoid a tag, but the call was not made in his team’s favor. After a heated exchange with one of the umpires, Mikulik threw his cap, reenacted the scene, stormed off the field, pulled the third base bag and handed it to the fan, returned to the field, and tipped his cap to the fans when he finally exited the field.

Mikulik’s meltdown was pretty solid, but it’s nothing compared to his original meltdown from 2006. Here it is in case you missed it:

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