TARGET FIELD — It’s been awhile since people have seen “The Incredible Gardy” but that all changed Monday night against Baltimore. After striking out, Danny Valencia talked back to umpire Hunter Wendelstedt, who then ejected Valencia after he was walking away and made a pointing gesture. It’s pretty well known that Ron Gardenhire has had a bit of a history with Mr. Wendelstedt as detailed here by ESPN1500′s Phil Mackey. It was no surprise then when Gardy came out to talk to Wendelstedt and protect Valencia. It was also no surprise as to what happened next. Gardy got ejected too.
Watch the video link here to witness the altercation (and watch Gardy throw his cap!).
Using my keen sense of lip reading, I can see Gardenhire saying “Don’t make me angry, Hunter. You wouldn’t like me when I’m angry.” This obviously was not taken seriously by the umpire as you can see the emergence of the Incredible Gardy in this image…..
If you haven’t seen it here is the video