Jul 26, 2014; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Baseballs lay in the dugout between the Tampa Bay Rays and Boston Red Sox at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
In their final home game of the season on August 25, Winston-Salem Dash manager Tommy Thompson had an “epic argument” with the home plate umpire.
The Dash are the Advanced-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox.
During the argument, Thompson placed his hat and shoes on home plate before getting into the face and yelling at the umpire a little more.
Then for good measure gets in the face of another umpire, and then gestures to “throw them out of the game.”
He then tossed another hat into the stands as he walks back to the dugout after he was ejected. In the Aug. 25 game against Carolina, the Dash lost by a 6-5 score.
The Winston-Salem Dash are last place in the Carolina League Standings with a 28-36 record, six games out of first place, trailing Myrtle Beach who is 34-30 this summer in Carolina League play.
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Thompson was the manager of the Dash in ’12 and returned to the team this season. In ’13 he was the manager of the Kannapolis Intimidators, a Class-A team for the White Sox.
As a player, Thompson played in Triple-A baseball.