Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon went on an epic hat-kicking rant Tuesday night following his ejection from a game against the New York Yankees that evoked those of former manager Lou Pinella.
It's been a frustrating stretch of games for the Seattle Mariners lately, losing four of their last five and struggling to stay at the .500 mark. On Tuesday night, Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon took out some of those frustrations—in addition to some grievances related to Tuesday's game—in the form of an epic hat-kicking rant after being ejected.
McClendon stormed out of the dugout in the third inning of the Mariners game against the New York Yankees after first-base umpire Will Little ejected Mariners catcher Mike Zunino for arguing a call while he was still behind home plate.
Earlier in the game, several members of the Mariners had voiced disapproval with a check-swing call made by third-base umpire Tony Randazzo in favor of Yankees' hitter Brett Gardner that even Gardner didn't appear to think would go his way.
McClendon has a history with Randazzo, who worked third base Tuesday night. McClendon, who was immediately tossed by Little upon arriving on the scene, subsequently visited every umpire around the diamond, including Randazzo.
Check out the tirade in its entirety below, via video courtesy of Twitter user @notjoserivera
- Will Green