Minor League Manager in Major-League Meltdown

MINOR LEAGUE MANAGER MAKES MEMORABLE MELTDOWN: Just as Joe Milulik warmed our hearts last season, another minor league baseball manager has given us yet another melodramatic meltdown:


Phillip Wellman, manager of the Double-A Mississippi Braves, went on the warpath during a game against the Chattanooga Lookouts (a team with one of the coolest logos in sports).

Phillip Wellman Lookouts

First, Wellman throws his hat right at the ump. After a face-to-face argument, Wellman walks over, bends down and proceeds to completely cover home plate with dirt.

Mississippi Braves manager tirade

He then trots over to third base, pulls the base up, walks calmly to second, and flings third into the outfield.But the highlight of the night is when Wellman crawls to the pitching mound, picks up the rosin bag, and lobs it at the umpire like a hand grenade. The bag explodes in front of the ump’s feet.

M-Braves manager tirade

All the while, the stadium PA is playing Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together.” Obviously, Wellman didn’t take Al’s advice.