Nelson Vivas is now managing Estudiantes in his native Argentina, and the former Arsenal man became quite enraged during his team’s match tonight against Boca Juniors. (It’s still 0-0 as of this writing.)
Yesterday, the Mets got smoked 9-0 by the Arizona Diamondbacks, a bad baseball team that somehow managed a three-game sweep against New York. Mets manager Terry Collins was not happy with his team’s effort level during the series, and expressed his displeasure in a postgame rant.
It’s not easy managing a team as bereft of talent as the Atlanta Braves, so my first impulse is to feel bad for Fredi Gonzalez, who has steered his garbage team to an 0-7 start. But the Braves have been in some very winnable games, and Gonzalez hasn’t been doing much but tripping over his own feet in the early going.
This clip is made all the better by the Australian commentary.
The news everyone on the planet was expecting has broken: the Washington Nationals have reportedly fired manager Matt Williams.
Manager Matt Williams isn’t totally to blame for what’s happened to the Nats this season—they are, hands down, the most disappointing team in baseball, and their 93-win over-under from the start of the year is looking more and more hilarious by the day—but that doesn’t mean he shouldn’t be punted into the Sun.
It’s been a disappointing season for the Detroit Tigers, who won 90 games last year and expected to be a playoff team again this season. After blowing a late lead and losing 11-9 to the Mariners last night, the Tigers’ record sits at 46-47, and there is talk about the team unloading talent at the trade deadline. Last…
Reds manager Bryan “Stick It Right Up My Ass” Price got himself ejected from today’s game against the Indians before it even started by picking an argument with the umpiring staff.
Montevideo Wanderers manager Alfredo Arias had to be held back by riot shield-bearing police following his team’s loss to Argentine side Racing Club in the second leg of tonight’s Copa Libertadores match.
Reds manager Bryan Price has apologized for unleashing a profane rant—one that contained 77 “fucks” packed into six minutes of yelling—on Cincinnati Enquirer beat reporter C. Trent Rosecrans, but Price is sorry for the wrong reasons.
Reds manager Bryan Price attacked Cincinnati Enquirer beat reporter C. Trent Rosecrans today in a lengthy and profane rant that accused the scribe of being too good at the job of accurately reporting news about the Cincinnati Reds.
Frisco RoughRiders manager Joe Mikulik is no stranger to the in-game meltdown; his name first appeared in these pages nine years ago en route to a SHOTY nomination; a more recent tantrum a year ago also earned our admiration. So while it’s no surprise Mikulik exploded Saturday night after umpire Bryan Fields ejected…
Update: This is not Lou Piniella, it's a dumb radio bit. My mistake.
FEEL THE RAGE. After Borussia Dortmund conceded a 29th-minute goal to Napoli's Gonzalo Higuaín, manager Jürgen Klopp took out his anger on the fourth official and was sent off.
Today ESPN's Buster Olney published this (Insider-only) post questioning whether the Marlins' not meeting attendance projections could be blamed on Ozzie Guillen (and not, say, the team's utterly disappointing performance this year). Olney even opened the door for Guillen to be fired after the season; after all, …
Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully is a national treasure for myriad reasons, but we saw just one facet of his abilities tonight, when umpires declared a liner off Shane Victorino's bat to have been trapped by Rockies center fielder Dexter Fowler. It would have been the third out of the inning, and it sent Colorado…
This was a part of a droll press conference, in which Ozzie also said that the Marlins should be interested in him, because, "fuck it, they should be, I'm bad."
This is actually a very reasonable response to getting four hits in eight innings against Chen. [CBS Chicago]
You might as well take his BlackBerry too. Because the White Sox's eccentric manager is having some kind of existential meltdown today and figured he should share.
Because when you're waxing lyrical about desecrated statutes of a team that started not only A.J. Pierzynski but Scott Podsednik and Carl Everett, you might just be off your rocker.