One of the most exciting things in baseball is when the coach argues with the umpire over a blown call. In baseball you’re not supposed to argue balls and strikes but that doesn’t stop managers from letting umpires know that they are not too happy with their strike zone. Some arguments are very civil but every now and then, like the other night in Tampa, we get an epic tirade. New York Yankees manager, Joe Girardi, wasn’t pleased when his pitching coach, Larry Rothschild, was thrown out of the game and he let the home plate umpire know it. Girardi ended his tirade with the classic move of covering up home plate with dirt.
Let’s see what Twitter thought of this most recent coaching meltdown.
1/2 Joe Girardi got mad about the strike zone and did this. pic.twitter.com/5vbu0QArO0
— Pablo (@pabloknows) May 20, 2017
Joe Girardi scoops dirt onto home plate after being ejected, and the home plate umpire leaves the dirt there. Bush league.
— Sports Funhouse (@SportsFunhouse) May 20, 2017
— Tom Downey (@WhatGoingDowney) May 20, 2017
Joe Girardi is getting tossed. Took both hands and covered home plate with dirt.
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) May 20, 2017
Joe Girardi was ejected tonight, and put on a show afterward. The video: https://t.co/RYOnTkmbz4
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) May 20, 2017
Joe Girardi has been ejected and just covered up the plate with some dirt. Fired up post high school graduation. #Yankees
— Mike Mazzeo (@MazzNYDN) May 20, 2017
— theScore (@theScore) May 20, 2017
Ohhhh man 🤣🙈 Girardi just made such a huge scene... I am DEADDDD!!!! Yankees games are always a fucking riot pic.twitter.com/4bwbVEvEJl
— Christina Noelle (@CeeNoelle) May 20, 2017
Joe Girardi on his 5th-inning ejection: "If I'm gonna get tossed... I might as well get my money's worth." pic.twitter.com/yUAq6VdvDa
— YES Network (@YESNetwork) May 21, 2017
— NY Daily News Sports (@NYDNSports) May 20, 2017
Not too bad by Girardi. Still find it pretty funny that they cover up home plate with dirt like it's some inconvenience for the umpire to brush it off with his little hand brush. This was good and Girardi definitely got his money's worth, but nothing will beat this epic tirade by this Atlanta Braves minor league manager from about 10 years ago.