In last night's Nationals/Giants game, tension boiled over in the bottom of the 10th when home plate ump Vic Carapazza called Nat Asdrubal Cabrera out on a 2nd high strike.
Cabrera threw down his bat and had a hissy in the ump's face, and the ump gives him the thumb.
Matt Williams came out directly and got the same treatment.
But this was a moment of absolute uncool by a manager that needed to regain control rather than lose it.
And maybe... maybe he had other stuff - not up front, but somewhere waaaay in the back of his mind...
Earlier, right after Williams pulled Jordan Zimmerman with one out to go in a game Zimmerman had completely dominated, you knew there was the giant possibility that everything would go wrong.
The day before we all saw Don Mattingly leave Clayton Kershaw in and look what happened there.
Professional Baseball Manager.
Sometimes, that is one tough job.
And now, in a couple hours, the Bears are gonna have a tough one too.
O-line banged up and the team still apparently searching for it's true mojo.
A new guy (Michael Ola, I think) will start at left tackle, so Cutler's gonna have to watch his own back.
Lastly, in case you forgot what a genius Christopher Guest is, here's the clip from "Waiting for Guffman".