adBlockCheck

Famous MLB Manager Tantrums

Top Headlines

Sports

Kevin Durant Wins Gold In Men’s Individual Basketball

RIO DE JANEIRO—Beating out Serbian Nikola Jokic by .87 points in order to claim the all-around title, U.S. forward Kevin Durant won Olympic gold Friday in men’s individual basketball, becoming the first man to win consecutive golds in the competition since Gary Payton at the 1996 and 2000 Games.

Michael Phelps Spots Estranged Father Poseidon In Stands

RIO DE JANEIRO—Immediately recognizing the booming, thunderous voice he hadn’t heard since he was 5 years old as he warmed up ahead of his first heat in the 200-meter individual medley, U.S. Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps reportedly spotted his long-estranged father, Poseidon, God of the Sea, cheering for him Thursday in the stands of the Olympic Aquatics Stadium.
End Of Section
  • More News
Up Next

Famous MLB Manager Tantrums

As Braves manager Bobby Cox approaches the all-time record for ejections from games, Onion Sports remembers baseball's all-time best on-field tantrums:

1876: During the first official season of Major League Baseball, Hartford Dark Blues manager Bob Ferguson often argued with umpire Abner Doubleday by saying he was "making up the rules as he goes along," which he was, in fact, doing

1909: In what some say were more civilized times, Pittsburgh Pirates manager Fred Clarke is suspended for an entire season after visibly scoffing at the umpire following a close play at first base

1974: In one of his more memorable tirades, Baltimore Orioles manager Earl Weaver produces a shotgun and blows an umpire's jaw clean off

1985: Home-plate umpire Mike Reilly refuses to dignify Tommy Lasorda's anger with a response, as Reilly can tell Lasorda's over-the-top antics are just a thinly veiled attempt to carve out a persona for himself

1987: Following a close call, Jim Leyland, without saying a single word, clicks a button on his keychain; 15 minutes later a pack of ravenous wolves attack the first-base umpire

1990: During his younger, more wild days, Athletics head coach Tony La Russa steps out from the dugout, tells the umpire, "that was not a very good call," and then steps back into the dugout

1991: Cincinnati Reds manager Lou Piniella is ejected after kicking dirt at an umpire's feet and then pouring a 150-pound bag of dirt and concrete over an umpire's head

1995: In an effort to rally his slumping team, Angels manager Marcel Lachemann suffers a September ejection, inspiring his troops to embark on one of the greatest meltdowns of all time

1997: Following a called third strike to end a day game, Lou Piniella and the umpire argue the rest of the day together while running errands and spending some quality time at home with the family

Sign up For The Onion's Newsletter

Give your spam filter something to do.

X Close