Minor league manager punts shoe, throws trash can in epic meltdown
Joe Mikulik, the manager of the Double A Frisco RoughRiders, is no stranger to throwing epic tantrums when he disagrees with the umps.
In 2006, he poured a bottle of water on home plate to complete a meltdown. In 2012, he removed third base and gave it to a fan. And last year, he slid into home and then left his shoes and shirt on the field before exiting the game.
Now with yet another team, Mikulik took things to the next level after the home plate umpire called his player out despite the catcher dropping the baseball.
Mikulik once again removed his shoes, but this time he did a Gronk-style spike before punting one of them into the air and throwing the other into the backstop. He then kicked a helmet and it appeared he was finally done before he capped off the meltdown by throwing a trash can from the dugout onto the field.
One thing's for sure: If you attend the game of a team managed by Mikulik, there's a good chance you'll get your money's worth win or lose.
- Molly Geary