Irate Manager Hits Phantom Homer, Rounds the Bases

Kyle Koster

Upset about a check-swing call, Chicago Dogs manager Butch Hobson gave the home plate umpire a piece of his mind during a game against the Sioux City Explorers. His argument included hitting a phantom homer, flipping the bat, and rounding the bases.

There’s a non-zero chance these independent league managers and players are doing these theatrical displays solely for the attention but, hey, any interest in baseball is a good thing.

Can’t be good for pace of play, though.