It is a meltdown that might have made Billy Martin blush.
Joe Mikulik, manager of the Single-A Myrtle Beach Pelicans who is infamous for his on-field tantrums, had an ejection for the ages during Sunday’s game against the Salem Red Sox.
Mikulik was tossed from the game in the fifth inning after taking issue with an out call at home plate by umpire Adam Beck. But it was no easy exit.
The 50-year-old Mikulik not only covered the plate with dirt, but he reenacted the slide by the Pelican’s Luis Mendez that led to the out call.
And he didn’t stop there.
Mikulik topped off the tantrum by beginning to undress on the field, leaving his shoes and uniform jersey at the scene of the crime for all to admire.
And in case you were wondering about the outcome of the game, the Salem Sox prevailed over the Pelicans, 9-1.