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Minor League Manager Has Major League Meltdown
Fox News ^ | 06/02/2007

Posted on 06/02/2007 3:07:17 PM PDT by NapkinUser

The manager of a minor league baseball team lost his cool and maybe some of his sanity Thursday during an on-field tirade in which he uprooted bases and covered home plate completely in dirt.

Phillip Wellman, manager of Atlanta Braves affiliate Mississippi Braves, apparently had enough of the umpires, springing out of the dugout to let his temper flare. After a nose-to-nose argument with the home plate ump, Wellman completely covered home plate in dirt. He then made his way up the third base line, where he ripped third base out of the dirt and hurled it into the outfield.

As if that wasn’t enough retribution for Wellman, the manager then got on all fours and crawled toward he pitcher’s mound like a special ops commando, grabbing the pitcher’s rosin bag, holding it to his mouth and tossing it toward the home plate umpire as if it were a grenade.

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TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: meltdown

1 posted on 06/02/2007 3:07:23 PM PDT by NapkinUser
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To: NapkinUser

Doncha just love these baseball traditions?


2 posted on 06/02/2007 3:11:35 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: NapkinUser

His name is “Wellman”. ..Ha!. . I don’t think so!!!


3 posted on 06/02/2007 3:15:21 PM PDT by McBuff
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To: Right Wing Assault
Doncha just love these baseball traditions?

Oh... my favorite is when that minor league hitter did a rear kick to the catcher's mask and then charged the pitcher...

in fact -- I have seen this on youtube.com baseball highlights.

Good times...

4 posted on 06/02/2007 3:15:34 PM PDT by John123 (Bill barely mentions Hillary in his memoirs... I will now light myself on fire)
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To: NapkinUser

That was GREAT!


5 posted on 06/02/2007 3:16:02 PM PDT by REDWOOD99
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To: NapkinUser

I foresee a new career as a Postal Service employee ...


6 posted on 06/02/2007 3:16:30 PM PDT by John Jorsett (scam never sleeps)
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To: NapkinUser

LOL! Only in baseball!


7 posted on 06/02/2007 3:17:01 PM PDT by jazusamo (http://warchronicle.com/TheyAreNotKillers/DefendOurMarines.htm)
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To: NapkinUser
Better here
8 posted on 06/02/2007 3:18:04 PM PDT by don-o (“I don`t expect politicians to solve anyone's problems.The world owes us nothing” Bob Dylan)
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To: NapkinUser

Lou Pinella and Billy Martin, eat your hearts out!!!


9 posted on 06/02/2007 3:18:55 PM PDT by JRios1968 (Faith is not believing that God can. It is knowing that God will. - Ben Stein)
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To: John Jorsett

Or an astronaut.


10 posted on 06/02/2007 3:20:07 PM PDT by leadpenny
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To: NapkinUser
Kyle Farnsworth helps an opponent off the field. LOL

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11 posted on 06/02/2007 3:21:06 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Greed is NOT a conservative ideal.)
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To: NapkinUser

The dot on the i was when the manager blew kisses to the ump, then turned and left the field at the gate with “Family Opthamology” advertisement.

The video is a must see.


12 posted on 06/02/2007 3:25:34 PM PDT by longjack
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To: NapkinUser

Shades of Earl Weaver. But nothing can top Weaver’s tearing up the rule book and throwing the pages at the ump. He was ejected 98 times in his career.


13 posted on 06/02/2007 3:27:12 PM PDT by fat city (What part of cognitive dissonance don't you understand?)
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To: NapkinUser

Not exactly an example of good sportsmanship.


14 posted on 06/02/2007 3:27:47 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Peace is not an option)
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To: don-o

So there are 2 managers that are nuts?

One video the guy has hair and wears # 20, the other he’s bald and wears # 30.

They both uproot bases and chuck them into short center, cover the plate with dirt and toss the rosin bag.


15 posted on 06/02/2007 3:35:22 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Peace is not an option)
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To: NapkinUser
Saw it on ESPN. IT was a classic “Lou Pinella” meltdown. Loved the hand grenade toss the best!!
16 posted on 06/02/2007 3:36:26 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (Bush needs to be impeached for the illegal immigration bill.)
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To: Rome2000

Brothers?


17 posted on 06/02/2007 3:38:47 PM PDT by Grammy ("Ms Pelosi is a very difficult person to embarrass." Fred Thompson, 4/11/07)
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18 posted on 06/02/2007 3:57:17 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: JRios1968
Lou Pinella and Billy Martin, eat your hearts out!!!

They're amateurs.

Earl Weaver was the best!

Cheers!

19 posted on 06/02/2007 3:58:15 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: grey_whiskers

I don’t know...Ozzie Guillen is on track to beat good ole Earl...


20 posted on 06/02/2007 8:24:27 PM PDT by JRios1968 (Faith is not believing that God can. It is knowing that God will. - Ben Stein)
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To: JRios1968
I don’t know...Ozzie Guillen is on track to beat good ole Earl...

Yeah, but the story is that once in the good old days a clueless photographer showed up at the clubhouse wanting a photo of the Robinson brothers...Brooks and Frank! ;-)

Top that!

Cheers!

21 posted on 06/02/2007 8:54:14 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: grey_whiskers

There are books of malaprops from Yogi Berra and Casey Stengel...


22 posted on 06/02/2007 8:56:56 PM PDT by JRios1968 (Faith is not believing that God can. It is knowing that God will. - Ben Stein)
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To: NapkinUser
"There's no crying in baseball!"
23 posted on 06/02/2007 9:43:17 PM PDT by Dumpster Baby ("Hope somebody finds me before the rats do .....")
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To: NapkinUser

Great find.
For anybody else with a short attention here’s a one minute “best of” version.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=un8oiEz53YE


24 posted on 06/03/2007 9:37:07 AM PDT by gondramB (Do not do to others as you would not wish done to yourself. Thus no murmuring will rise against you.)
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