Ejection artist Lloyd McClendon throws hat into crowd during spectacular tantrum
McClendon throws hat, gets ejected
Some suspected that MLB's implementation of instant replay review would have residual effects like bringing an end to passionate discussions between managers and umpires. Mariners skipper Lloyd McClendon disproved that notion with a dramatic performance during Wednesday's game against the Rays.
You might remember McClendon as the Pirates manager/performance artist who literally stole first base back in 2001:
This time around, McClendon was none too thrilled when the first base umpire rings up John Buck, saying he went around on a strike-three pitch in the bottom of the eighth. McClendon seems to keep his composure as he exits the dugout and makes his approach to first base until ...
Whoops, there goes the hat.
There was some yelling ...
Some pointing and flailing ...
The crowd loves it!
Give the people what they want.