Check out this guy:

His name is Phillip Wellman, and he was manager of the Chattanooga Lookouts at one time.

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9 Responses

  1. Glenn

    That guy makes Lou Pinella look sane!

  2. doug

    That actually happened against Chattanooga which makes it all that much better.

  3. Michael

    Maybe he’ll be the future manager of the Reds! 😀

  4. Matt B.

    He had to have planned that ahead of time. There’s no way he came up with the grenade idea on the spot.

  5. Chris

    This is the sort of “baseball man” that some writers tell us we need to be listening to.

  6. JinAZ

    Wow, that’s pretty awesome. At what point do they go ahead and call security to escort a guy off the field? 🙂 -j

  7. Y-City Jim

    I would like to see Jerry Narron do that!!

  8. hammer1

    What a tool. After the initial ‘throw the hat down’ it wasn’t spontaneous at all (as mentioned) — painfully lame.

  9. Matt W

    Donnie Scott got off a good one in Dayton last night when Valaika was called out on strikes.

    When he finally felt he had his say he gave the ump the old “If you’re not going to use it I will just cover it up!” as he was kicking dirt over the plate.

    Exit was complete with Heater the Dragon doing the “we’re not worthy” bow on top of the dugout. And what do you know the boys broke their winless streak, classic.