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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Minor League manager undresses during epic home plate tirade

Would a robot ump have vaporized him with its heat ray?

Joe Mikulik, the manager of the Single-A Myrtle Beach Pelicans is arguably the most fiery managers in all of Minor League Baseball.

On Sunday, the bombastic skipper lost his mind, and part of his uniform during an epic tirade with the home plate umpire during his team’s game against the Salem Red Sox.

Mikulik is no stranger to temper tantrums.

In 2006, while managing the Asheville Tourists, he removed the second base bag and hurled it towards the outfield, then poured water all over home plate.

In 2012 while still coaching Asheville, Mikulik removed the third base bag from the diamond and gave it to a fan in attendance and even waved to the fans and took a bow before leaving the field.

The District Attorney Posted: August 19, 2014 at 11:46 AM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: ecdysiasm, joe mikulik, minor leagues, rangers

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   1. Yeaarrgghhhh Posted: August 19, 2014 at 12:37 PM (#4774563)
I think the phrase is "dresses down" the ump. Not "undresses."
   2. Flack42 Posted: August 19, 2014 at 01:33 PM (#4774611)
The so-called "terrible twos" occur as the young child struggles with the growing recognition that he or she is not in the center of the world and doesn't control everything. Apparently Mikulik's parents skipped that lesson.
   3. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: August 19, 2014 at 01:40 PM (#4774619)
What a bozo. It was a real loss when Max Patkin retired and the job of minor-league baseball clown had to be taken up by theatrically angry time-wasting managers.
   4. Bug Selig Posted: August 19, 2014 at 07:26 PM (#4774906)
Don't ignore the emotional benefit of making your players feel embarrassed that you are their boss.
   5. Jose is El Absurd Pollo Posted: August 19, 2014 at 09:45 PM (#4775001)
The best part is the kid in the dugout laughing then quickly stopping as Mikuluk looks in his direction.
   6. The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: August 19, 2014 at 11:25 PM (#4775076)
I think the phrase is "dresses down" the ump. Not "undresses."


No, this is accurate.
   7. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: August 20, 2014 at 12:32 AM (#4775093)
Christ, with that headline I thought he was going to be leaving the park dressed in a barrel. This was nothing.
   8. The Ghost of Sox Fans Past Posted: August 20, 2014 at 02:09 AM (#4775119)
Base throwing worked for Lou Piniella, and Lloyd McClendon Took and base and walked off with it.

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