Fiery Managers Are Not Always Tossed

Just because Terry Collins didn’t get thrown out of a ballgame yet, doesn’t mean he’s not fiery. Heck, here is an example of Wally Backman arguing with an umpire and not getting tossed, either:

(NOTE: this video is NSFW!)

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  1. A.J. Antezana April 20, 2011 at 1:43 pm
    Backman has been tossed out quite a bit in his career, hence he has to pick and choose when to get heaved from a game. In Collins’ case last night, clearly the call was blown. Clearly the team is not good enough to contend and frankly are playing poorly in every capacity. Clearly the fans are tired of losing. So, with all that at hand, I would believe Collins should have blown his top if not to kick start the team and the fans to root for something. Instead he went meekly into the night as did the team as will the season and as will the fans. Please sell the team Wilpons!!! We need new ownership to install hope and attitude to a mausoleum called Citifield and the corpses that play for them!!