Minor League Manager Goes Nuts, Tries To Eject Umpire
Meet Stubby Clapp, veteran of 23 major league games in 2001 and currently manager of the short-season A Tri-City ValleyCats, affiliate of the Houston Astros.
Stubby had a case of the MONNNDAYS.
The Albany Times Union reports Clapp exploded yesterday after ValleyCats slugger Matt Duffy was hit by a pitch - only to have it waved off by home plate umpire Jeff Andrews, who claimed Duffy didn't attempt to avoid the pitch. That led to this (video from FOX 23 Albany):
But Clapp's overall performance earns a solid A for insanity.
In a twist of Shakespearean irony befitting Clapp's acting performance, Duffy was hit again on the immediate next pitch and awarded first base.
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