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WATCH: Minor League manager Joe Mikulik has another epic meltdown

  • David Whitlock

Major League Baseball umpires are correct more often than not.  When they’re not and it can get overturned via replay.  In the minor leagues, it doesn’t work that way.  They’re wrong more often and when they’re wrong, they can be really wrong.  Just ask Joe Mikulik, manager of the Frisco RoughRiders (Rangers affiliate, Double A).  After a horrible call (dropped ball on a tag) that would embarrass a youth league umpire, Mikulik let him have it (via

The hardest part has to be for his players to keep a straight face while watching this go down.  Mikulik has to win points for fighting for his boys.  Joe Mikulik was a career minor leaguer himself.  I would imagine he won’t be getting the call the manage in the majors any time soon, either.

H/T CBS Eye on Baseball

– David Whitlock

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David (a.k.a. Longhorndave or lhd_on_sports) joined the staff late in the 2012 season and moved to Site Manager in early 2013. A lifelong Houston Astros fan (and mini-season ticket holder for 9 years) he attends 20+ games per year. A statistics freak, David still keeps score the "old fashioned way" on occasion (and has kept manual score of World Series games since 1986 and retains the sheets). He was a featured guest weekly on the Phil Naessens Show. He is also a Texas Longhorns alumnus and huge football and baseball fan of his alma mater. When he isn't watching or writing about baseball, he works as a contractor at NASA Johnson Space Center. He lives by the mantra "a bad day at the ballpark is better than a good day anywhere else."

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