Minor league baseball manager Joe Mikulik, who’s currently the manager for the Texas Rangers’ Double-A affiliate the Frisco RoughRiders, had the most dramatic meltdown of the year during a game against the Midland RockHounds.
It all started in the fifth inning after to a blown call by the the home plate umpire, who incorrectly ruled a RoughRiders player was out when replays clearly showed he should have been called safe due to the opposing catcher dropping the baseball:
After all three members of the officiating crew gathered and decided not to reverse the call, Mikulik slammed his helmet to the ground and was immediately ejected:
But that was just the beginning of Mikulik’s tantrum. The RoughRiders manager proceeded to take off both of his shoes and spike them in protest:
Mikulik then picks up one of his shoes and punts it sky-high as fans cheer in delight:
After finally making his way back into the RoughRiders’ dugout, Mikulik had one more thing he just had to do to make sure he really got his point across:
While the RoughRiders may have gone on to lose the game 5-4, Mikulik clearly won the day. Watch the full sequence of events unfold below:
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