You know those amazing videos we see of minor-league managers flipping out and getting ejected from games in emphatic fashion? We can now add Norfolk Tides manager Gary Allenson to the highlight reel.
In Sunday's 11-5 win over Durham, the manager of the Orioles' Triple-A affiliate took objection to a home run getting switched to a ground-rule double by the umps. So Allenson sauntered out to the warning track, scaled the outfield wall and started looking for more phantom ground-rule doubles in the shrubbery in center field.
"That's why I climbed the wall: maybe I could find a ball out there, too," he told The Independent Weekly. "Maybe there are five balls out there. Maybe I'll find a ball that's a little wet and I'll rub it up and it'll be dry."