I just saw this on Reddit and it may be the most incredible display of bad sportsmanship and uncontrolled rage that I have seen at a sporting event. Former major league player and South Georgia Peanuts manager Wally Backman is thrown out of the game and proceeds to unleash a storm of profane comments. The highlight is when he says the umpire is a “disgrace to baseball” and, after a tirade of foul language, keeps asking what he said to justify the expulsion.
The explosion was triggered when outfielder Doc Brooks questions a strike call and has words with the umpire — leading to his being tossed out of the game and Backman’s rage. This all occurred in front of children who watched a grown man acting like an out-of-control toddler.
The video must be dated because reports indicate that Backman is now managing the Mets’ Brooklyn Cyclones. It was part of a documentary on Backman’s career called “Playing for Peanuts.”
Backman proceeded to throw 22 bats and a bucket of balls onto the field. He is then heard complaining that he broke a nail and demands a nail clipper. A rather feeble ending to a case of almost psychotic field rage.