Minor League Manager Steals Third Base And Gives It To A Fan After Being Ejected From Game
Man, it has been QUITE a week in, uh, Fargo-Moorhead when it comes to baseball.
No, it’s just Fargo. Fargo, North Dakota is where the independent American Association Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks play.
What’s Moorhead then? Never mind.
As I was saying, it’s been quite a week in Fargo for baseball. On Monday, RedHawks outfielder Brennan Metzger so vehemently disagreed with the home plate umpire’s called third strike that he went and brought a garbage can on to the field to show how he felt about the call. Yes, it was fantastic.
Here was what Metzger had to say about his actions the next day.
He’s the hero that town needs, isn’t he?
Anyway, fast forward a mere day and the other team’s manager, Butch Hobson of the Chicago Dogs, decided it was his turn to go ballistic when he didn’t agree with the third base umpire ruling a runner safe.
Naturally, not to be outdone by Metzger, Hobson, who played in the Majors for eight years with the Boston Red Sox, California Angels, and New York Yankees (yes, California Angels, the guy is 66-years-old), also proceeded to get hiimself ejected from the game. And like Metzger, Hobson also decided to incorporate a prop into his tirade before leaving.
What did Hobson do?
Oh, he just went and jerked third base out of the dirt then walked over and handed it to a fan in the stands. No big deal.
Sadly, the fan did not get to keep the base as a souvenir. Which is a tragedy.
Check back tomorrow when another minor league hothead is bound to do something noteworthy.