Butch Hobson has classic manager tantrum, gives third base to fan (Video)

Butch Hobson pulls third base bag out of ground

In independent minor league baseball action, Chicago Dogs manager Butch Hobson pulled the third base bag out of the ground and handed it to a young fan in the stands to close out a classic temper tantrum during Tuesday's game against the Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks.

It happened in the bottom of the second inning as the Redhawks had runners on first and second with two outs. The batter hit a grounder to the Dogs third baseman, who found himself in a race to the bag with the Redhawks runner. In a very close play, both players slid into the bag at the same time. From our vantage point, the third baseman appeared to get there first for the out, but the third base umpire called the runner safe.

Naturally, Hobson was not happy with the call and had a few things to say about it. He let loose on the umpire for over 30 seconds before the umpire had enough and tossed him from the game. Hobson was not going to head off quietly, so after he wrapped up his tirade with the umpire, he walked over to third base and pulled the bag out of the ground.

Hobson walked towards the stands and handed the bag to the first kid he saw. Unfortunately, the young fan's excitement was short-lived as a stadium staffer took the bag back to return it to its rightful place on the field. However, it gave enough time for Hobson to calmly walk back to the dugout.

[Yahoo! Sports]
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