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Casey McGehee went nuts during Marlins-Brewers fight (Video)

Miami Marlins third baseman Casey McGehee and manager Mike Redmond were both ejected from Thursday’s game with the Brewers after two Marlins were hit by pitches in the same at-bat.

First Giancarlo Stanton was hit in the face by Mike Fiers (the pitch was called a strike because Stanton swung), and then Fiers hit pinch-hitter Reed Johnson, though that pitch also was called a strike.

The benches cleared after Fiers went inside on Johnson, and nobody was more upset than McGehee. The former Brewers infielder went nuts and flipped out on his old team.

McGehee explained after the game why he went all berserker raging.

“I got thrown out for arguing swings, is what I got thrown out for,” said McGehee via MLB.com. “I guess I’ve got to know better, but at the same time, you see our best player laying there, knowing he’s going to the hospital and carted off the field, and that’s ruled a swing. And then the next pitch hits the next guy, almost the same pitch, and that’s ruled a swing, too.”

Casey McGehee

Not only was he ejected, but it looked like he busted up something in the dugout. That might cost the team a few grand.

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Mike Redmond has meltdown after overturned home plate call (Video)

The Miami Marlins got screwed out of a win against the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday night because of a new rule. As you know, Major League Baseball has banned home plate collisions in order to improve player safety. The new rules also prevent catchers from blocking the plate, otherwise there would be no way to score without running through them.

With the Marlins leading 1-0 in the eighth inning, Giancarlo Stanton made a perfect throw to catcher Jeff Mathis to gun down Zack Cozart, who was trying to score on a sacrifice fly. Reds manager Bryan Price challenged the call, arguing that Mathis had blocked the plate. After a review that took more than six minutes, the call on the field was overturned.

Marlins manager Mike Redmond, a former catcher, immediately went berserk on the umpiring crew when the ruling came in from New York. He stopped just short of stripping all of his clothes off on the field in protest of the call.

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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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Marlins prospect Jose Fernandez did not know new manager Mike Redmond’s name

Jose-Fernandez-MarlinsMike Redmond will make his MLB managing debut with the Miami Marlins in 2013, so it would be understandable if the casual fan has never heard of him. The former catcher spent 13 seasons in the majors and won a World Series with the Marlins in 2003, but that was before Miami prospect Jose Fernandez’s time.

Fernandez, the top pitching prospect in the Marlins system according to Baseball America, was asked a general question about Redmond on Tuesday and it caught him off guard. Simply put, he had no idea what Miami’s new manager’s name was.

“Can you talk about how Mike Redmond was here today?” Local 10’s Alyana Cristal asked Fernandez on Tuesday.

“Who?” the puzzled youngster replied.

Video of the humorous exchange can be seen here. Someone then informed Fernandez that Redmond is now the manager of the MLB club that he aspires to pitch for one day.

“Oh, okay. I don’t know his name, I just met him,” Fernandez said. “I just met him a bit ago. We had a meeting so he passed by at the meeting and introduced himself. He’s pretty nice.”

Clearly he didn’t make a fantastic impression. Redmond obviously isn’t as famous or as big a personality as Ozzie Guillen was, but one would think the top prospect in a minor league system would know the name of the highest-ranking manager in the organization. If Fernandez still doesn’t know who Redmond is by April, then we can start worrying.