Read Everything That Dunks Must Converge

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by Bryan Harvey

Truth & lies in Pixar's 'The Good Dinosaur'

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by Bryan Harvey

A world of child soldiers & cowboys

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by Bryan Harvey

To their own devices: Pablo Larrain's 'The Club'

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by Bryan Harvey

Break from the All-Star Break

July 14, 2008

Its that time again; time for the homerun derby, time for the midsummer classic, and time to wait another month for the games that actually matter. This season has been pretty normal so far; Boston is in first, Yankees are surging, Mets are disappointing enough they have a chance to blow another playoff run, Angels are in first, and the Twins and A's are playing well dispite their payroll. The Cubs are in prime position to have a playoff collapse. A couple of the surprises of this season have been the Devil Rays playing strong and as a team, leading the AL East most of the season, until last night. And the NL West has gone from the best division top to bottom in baseball to one of (if not) the worst. Overall it has been a pretty normal season, so since it has been so mundane I decided this would be a perfect time to post one of the best parts of baseball, manager ejections(see: meltdown)

Clips after the jump

First up, the king of ejections Earl Weaver. He deserved an Academy Award for a lot of his ejections, but this one is a classic where he goes beserk after the ump pokes him. (Clip not safe for work, in fact NSFW was made thanks to Earl Weaver clips)



Sweet Lou Pinella has led his team to a great record this season and has the Cubs in prime position for the playoffs, but he is one of the best at throwing timely tantrums. Here is the biggest one he threw last year from the stands.



Bobby Cox is the all-time leader in ejections, he may not be theatrical but he is terribly consistent breaking John McGraws record last year. I could not find a good video of Cox throwing a great tirade but I did find a video of Scott Miller reporting on the record for CBS and slaughtering the entire piece.



Now being a Dodger fan I have to love Tommy Lasorda, its in our bi-laws or something. Tommy was kind enough to step in as a manager this season, during spring training for a split squad game while the rest of the team was in China. He gave the fans a show in one of the last games at Dodger Town with an ejection.



I couldn't leave without putting the best manager meltdown of all-time. Phillip Wellman of the Mississippi Braves, where he draws the umps strikezone in the dirt, picks up third base and chucks it into the outfield, and finally goes to his stomach and throws the rosin bag as if its a grenade. Finally he picks up two bases and takes a walk before doing a curtain call.





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