Little Joe Loudmouth: Epic Manager Meltdowns
Here’s the latest manager meltdown courtesy of Joe Mikulik, manager of the Class A Myrtle Beach Pelicans. This isn’t the first time that 1 of his meltdowns became a viral video. Joe disagreed with the call and displays his frustrations with a slide into home and undressing at the plate. Enjoy!
Where does this rank all time?
Here are a couple of my favorites…
Former major league manager Lou Piniella is no stranger to melting down. Here is a classic video of Lou as the manager of the Chicago Cubs kicking his hat around after getting tossed from the game. Oh Sweet Lou!
I can’t have a blog about epic manager meltdowns without Earl Weaver of course. Earl is well known for his epic meltdowns and here is one of my all time favorites. The best part of this video is the exchange between the ump and Weaver. Oh, and caution BAD LANGUAGE!
And finally, probably the best manager meltdown ever! Former Atlanta Braves minor league manager Phillip Wellman gets his moneys worth after getting ran, leading to him launching the rosin bag as a grenade.
There have been so many great manager meltdown moments throughout the history of baseball, it’s too hard to narrow it down to just 3, but for the sake of time and this blog getting too long…I did. If you have the time check out Kash Beauchamp, Butch Hobson and of course Wally Backman, but be advised the language is NSFW.
So here’s a few of my favorites…what’s yours? Love to hear what you think, let me know @LittleJoeRadio on Twitter.