MILWAUKEE — After being ejected from last night’s game, Class A State College manager Gary Robinson went berserk on the field.
Robinson was tossed by the umpire after Robinson disputed a hit-by-pitch call. Robinson kicked dirt on home plate, then got to his knees and covered the plate with more dirt. Robinson then ran to first base, ripped the bag out of the ground and, as he was walking off the field, autographed the base and handed it to a fan.
Video of the incident was showed today on ESPN and has become a sensation on Youtube.com (click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iMhySXR0hY)
This afternoon, I sent a text to Pirates GM Neal Huntington, asking whether Robinson will be disciplined or fined by either the Pirates or the New York-Penn League. Huntington has not yet responded.
»»» Some leftovers from Bud Selig’s chat last night regarding the Pirates’ leaked financial reports … Selig was asked whether the free-spending Yankees will ever have another losing season: “I don’t know if that’s important or not. All I know is that they went eight years between world championships, and that hadn’t happened in a long time. In the old days, it hadn’t happened at all. Tampa’s doing well again. Boston has been very competitive. Toronto has a very good young club. Baltimore is in a sense like Pittsburgh; everybody loves their young talent. So let’s see how it comes about.” … Selig was upset that the financial data for the Pirates and a few other teams were made public: “I’d rather not have it done. It was not done properly. It’s sad that people violate confidences. I would not do that and I know baseball would not do that. If you give someone your word about something, that’s the way it’s supposed to be.” … Selig said the revenue-sharing system likely will be revised during the next round of Collective Bargaining Agreement talks: “The system needs some tweaking, and I’ll figure it out in the next six months. The economic structure of the sport is my proudest accomplishment.”
»»» The Pirates have homered in six straight games at Miller Park, and have gone deep at least twice in five of their past six here. The Pirates are 15-10 when they hit at least two homers in a game.
Lineups for tonight’s game:
Pirates (43-85) – 1. Andrew McCutchen cf, 2. Jose Tabata lf, 3. Neil Walker 2b, 4. Garrett Jones 1b, 5. Pedro Alvarez 3b, 6. Ryan Doumit rf, 7. Ronny Cedeno ss, 8. Chris Snyder c, 9. Zach Duke (6-12, 5.10) lhp
Brewers (60-68) – 1. Rickie Weeks 2b, 2. Corey Hart rf, 3. Ryan Braun lf, 4. Prince Fielder 1b, 5. Casey McGehee 3b, 6. Lorenzo Cain cf, 7. Alcides Escobar ss, 8. Jonathan Lucroy c, 9. Chris Capuano (2-2, 3.72) lhp