Baseball fans don't get to see many managers lose it on the field in the majors anymore, but luckily Joe Mikulik is still working in the minors.
Mikulik, 50, has already had his fair share of memorable tantrums on the field. He's now wearing a different uniform than he was during his past performances, but he still has the same creativity.
The Myrtle Beach Pelicans (Texas Rangers' Single-A affiliate) manager got tossed from a game Sunday in the fifth inning after disagreeing with umpire Adam Beck's call at the plate.
Big League Stew's David Brown detailed the play in question:
Mikulik's displeasure stemmed (at least in the present) from the top of the fifth when Myrtle Beach's Christopher Bostick grounded into a 5-2-3 inning-ending double play, with Luis Mendez being tagged out at the plate. There's no video of the play, but it was Mendez's slide that Mikulik apparently was repeating for Beck.
Instead of waiting until he got to the clubhouse to undress, he decided to get a head start on the process while still on the field.
Unsurprisingly, the Pelicans fell to the Salem Red Sox 9-1.
Take a look at what Mikulik did back in 2006 when he was manager of the Asheville Tourists (the Single-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies):
Mikulik had a similar reaction in 2012:
The man's got style.
[YouTube, h/t Big League Stew]