Make sure you watch this in full. Only 2:19 long and totally worth it.
Brennan Metzeger of the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks, an indy ball team in North Dakota, is my new hero. If you go back to the beginning of the video, you’ll see there’s no shot in hell that’s a strike.
Definitely reason to be pissed. Especially when you’re living paycheck-to-paycheck trying to do well, playing indy ball in the middle of nowhere with hopes of being picked up by an MLB affiliate. So every at-bat matters even more for individual players.
So I really don’t blame him for losing his mind over this strikeout. The ump’s gotta be better than that, and it sounded like he’d been bad all game, based on what Metzeger was saying before the announcer talked over his profanity-filled rant.
When he came out with the trash can I honestly though he was going to dump the garbage on the ump. But I like this move a little more. Crazy, but slightly less aggressive than giving the ump a garbage shower.
Really hope this isn’t the last of Metzeger. Don’t see enough guys like him in sports anymore.