This blog was not supposed to have anything to do with the Southern League. It was going to be about Bob L. Heads and bobble-heads. Then the video of Mississippi Braves manager Phillip Wellman’s meltdown hit SportsCenter and the Internet.
Suddenly the focus shifted. If you haven't seen the clip, it is available on the MinorLeagueDugout.com site. As meltdown's go, it’s pretty good. There is definite humor value.
Wellman, in his first year managing at
By the end of the meltdown Wellman is blowing kisses to the fans in
The Southern League will likely hand Wellman a nice suspension and a hefty fine. The Dugout wouldn't be surprised if Atlanta also disciple their minor league manager. And don't be surprised if he's with a different organization next season.
Timing is everything:
The Dugout asked Pitts, a lifelong baseball man, whether it was his intent to get an early shower. He said that he'd been thrown out enough in his career and he's actually trying to make 2007 his first managerial season without an ejection.
The next night, less than 24 hours later, Pitts was ejected for arguing.
"I didn’t make it, did I?" Pitts said on Friday. “I jinxed myself. You never expect those things to happen, they just happen. Hopefully, I got that out of my system for the season.”