Quintin Berry, who has spent time in the majors over the past two seasons with the Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers, is currently playing with the Baltimore Orioles’ Triple-A affiliate Norfolk Tide. Berry was ejected from Thursday night’s game against the Syracuse Chiefs. Before he left the field, he did something we have never seen before.
With his team trailing 5-3 and two outs in the ninth, Berry ripped a single to left field. For whatever reason, he turned back and said something to home plate umpire Tom Honec and was ejected for it. After being tossed, Berry decided to run the bases and slide into home plate.
Both managers and Syracuse left fielder Dustin Hood said after the game that they have never seen anything like that before in their lives.
“I ain’t never seen that in my life,” Hood said, via Lindsay Kramer of Syracuse.com. “I didn’t know what happened. Then I saw him chirping and I was like, he’s just trying to be funny.”
Aside from the fact that Berry threw a childish temper tantrum, he also cost his team a chance at a comeback. Had he simply kept his mouth shut and legged out his single, the Tide would have had a man on and a chance to start a rally. Instead, he decided to give bloggers something to talk about.
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