Minor League Manager Ditches Shoes, Tosses Helmet into Stands During Tantrum

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistAugust 26, 2014

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In the Winston-Salem Dash's (Single-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox) final home game of the 2014 season, manager Tommy Thompson made sure the fans left with a great memory.

During the ninth inning of a 5-5 game against the Carolina Mudcats (Single-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians), Thompson was ejected by home-plate umpire Erich Bacchus. He made sure to leave his mark before he left the field.

Thompson must have taken notes from fellow Single-A manager Joe Mikulik, as he took off his shoes after being ejected. However, he didn't stop his tantrum there. After getting in the umpire's face for a bit, Thompson threw a helmet into the stands.

A manager meltdown always pleases the crowd.

[YouTube, h/t Uproxx and Next Impulse Sports]


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