Gotta love these minor league managers… They sure think of creative ways to voice their displeasure with an Ump’s call.
The latest is Tommy Thompson, manager for The Winston-Salem Dash, a Class A affiliate of the White Sox. Thompson was so heated that he took his shoes off and left them at home plate during the team’s final home game. I’m not quite sure what it’s supposed to symbolize, but hey, whatever….
Per the Winston-Salem Journal:
“Thompson argued a check swing that wasn’t called a strike by umpire Adam Beck. Thompson was ejected by home plate umpire Eric Bacchus, and Thompson then went on a tirade. He got in Bacchus’ face, threw down his helmet, took off his shoes and left them on the plate, and came back and picked up his helmet and threw it in the crowd behind the plate.”