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Video: Myrtle Beach manager Joe Mikulik had a good old fashioned metldown yesterday

Aug 18, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

I saw this at Sporting News, but it’s gonna be everywhere before the end of the day. It’s Myrtle Beach manager Joe Mikulik, who is not content to merely be ejected:

This is the other side of the coin from the ump show stuff we highlighted earlier today. Just because you can be a jackwagon like this — and just because managers in the days of yore made something close to a habit of it — doesn’t mean you should. For a game so preoccupied with professionalism, I would hope that people would frown on these kinds of tantrums more.

Even if, in isolation, yes, they’re kind of hilarious.

Be sure to check out that Sporting News link. They have past examples of Mikulik acting like a loon.

  1. chiadam - Aug 18, 2014 at 12:36 PM

    Not as good as the nut that army crawled around the mound and heaved a rosin grenade.

    • foreverchipper10 - Aug 19, 2014 at 11:43 AM

      Phil Wellman. My all-time favorite manager blow-up.

  2. pyleketerson - Aug 18, 2014 at 12:39 PM

    I’m all for a good tirade, but that was just silly.

  3. 4grammarpolice - Aug 18, 2014 at 12:50 PM

    Kind of how Craig acted after Mike Lupica criticized Matt Harvey.

    • amaninwhite - Aug 18, 2014 at 1:31 PM

      Not sure what was a bigger stretch: Mikulik’s slide, or that comment.

      • 4grammarpolice - Aug 18, 2014 at 2:41 PM

        The only The stretch is the way Craig “paraphrased” Lupica’s article.

  4. asimonetti88 - Aug 18, 2014 at 12:53 PM

    I certainly hope he has someone else coach proper sliding technique.

    • Paper Lions - Aug 18, 2014 at 1:47 PM

      I would just like to point out that on each of his slides, at least one hand was thrown above his head. Again, this isn’t because he was trying to block a throw…but because it is a normal body response when the torso is left to the devices of gravity, it is a natural reaction to maintain balance and to cushion the force with which the body hits the ground.

  5. yankeesfanlen - Aug 18, 2014 at 12:57 PM

    That’s what happens when the first place Pelicans lose to the second place Salem team by 8 runs a game. Ah, the excitement at TicketReturn.com field!

  6. scoutsaysweitersisabust - Aug 18, 2014 at 1:23 PM

    That was quite the example he was setting for those young men he’s in charge of.

  7. chip56 - Aug 18, 2014 at 1:30 PM

    I would hope that the Rangers (the parent organization of the Pelicans) would have a word or two with him.

  8. rockytony - Aug 18, 2014 at 1:37 PM

    If he were working for me, this would have been his final game.Disgraceful and a dispersion on his organization.

    • jrbdmb - Aug 18, 2014 at 4:30 PM

      Need to get him to the MLB as an umpire immediately. His antics would fit right in with Angel and Cowboy Joe.

  9. blacksables - Aug 18, 2014 at 1:44 PM

    Yeah, the umpires are the problem. I get it know.

    • jrbdmb - Aug 18, 2014 at 4:33 PM

      Yup, a lot of them are.

      The only thing is this coach will get penalized (rightly) for his moronic outburst, where the umpires never are.

  10. snitor - Aug 18, 2014 at 1:47 PM

    The young kid laughing in the dugout and then putting something in his mouth trying to be serious just killed it at the end.

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