Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Minor league manager loses cool, fined, suspended

Baseball fitLEXINGTON, Ky. -- Once the umpire called Roger Clemens' kid safe, a minor league manager threw a major league tantrum that would have made Lou Piniella, Earl Weaver and Tommy Lasorda proud.

It also cost Asheville Tourists manager Joe Mikulik a seven-day suspension and $1,000 fine.

 By the time he got ejected, Mikulik was just getting warmed up. And by the time he was done, he had thrown a resin bag, several bats and blocked the umpires' locker room.

During his tirade, Mikulik was thrown out of the game, picked up and threw second base into the outfield and got down on his hands and knees and covered home plate with dirt.


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