Watch: Ex-MLB manager has ‘walk-off’ meltdown in independent league game
Former major league manager Butch Hobson suffered a meltdown for the ages during an independent league game, mimicking a home run following his ejection.
Hobson, who managed the Boston Red Sox from 1992-94, currently serves as skipper for the Chicago Dogs of the independent American Association. During a recent game against the Sioux City Explorers, Hobson took issue with a check swing call and let the umpire hear about it, an exchange that ultimately led to an ejection.
And that’s when the magic happens.
Hobson picks up a bat and then pretends to hit a home run. We know this because Hobson then circles the bases for what ought to be considered a “walk-off home run” ejection, as the spunky skipper proceeds to … walk off afterward.
The Chicago Dogs make their first-ever visit to Lawrence-Dumont Stadium tonight. Former MLB manager Butch Hobson will be with them, riding a one-game hitting streak after this “home run” last night in Sioux City pic.twitter.com/5HkHFFuRtp
— Wichita Wingnuts (@Wingnuts_ICT) August 17, 2018
As if the “walk-off” ejection meltdown was not good enough, the third-base coach actually gave Hobson a high-five as he rounded the base. Hobson then celebrates his homer by pointing to the sky after crossing home plate and pumps up the fans behind the dugout.
And this is not even the first instance in the recent past when Hobson delighted with his madcap ejection antics. Following getting tossed from a game just a few weeks ago, Hobson picked up third base and gave it to a fan in the stands.
Somebody's got a case of the………………Tuesdays? It's been a weird week. @SportsCenter #SCNotTop10 pic.twitter.com/9R4D1Onr8O
— F-M RedHawks (@FMRedHawks) August 8, 2018
Pure gold. Butch Hobson? Shine on you crazy diamond.