Watch the video below to see more on this meltdown, as reported by WMBF:
The Pelicans are in the national spotlight again, and if the viral video from Saturday’s Myrtle Beach Pelicans away game is any indication, you don’t want to get on Manager Joe Mikulik’s bad side.
While arguing a call at home plate with umpire Adam Beck during the fifth inning of the game against the Salem Red Sox, Mikulik was ejected – he angrily points at the umpire’s face, throws his helmet, and kicks dirt at the umpire’s feet. Mikulik even reenacts the play by Luis Mendez, sliding feet first into home plate twice.
It’s what happens next that made national news: Mikulik proceeds to remove his shoes and baseball jersey, and lays them over home plate, before making a defiant “Safe” signal and storming off the field.
“That’s enough, Joe,” the announcer says as the animated Pelicans manager walks off, barefoot.
Here’s the video:
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