Marty Brown had to know his ejection and ensuing defiance would be seen by more than the 5,224 in attendance at Sunday's Buffalo Bisons-Norfolk Tides Triple-A game. He was putting on a show. And like any good show, Brown's had its share of memorable moments.
This wasn't the classic manager tirade. It was more managerial performance art. Brown — a former big leaguer for the Reds and Orioles, now managing the Blue Jays Triple-A team — was upset that his squad didn't get an interference call. So he took a seat.
Here are our five favorite moments from this episode of Marty Brown's Ejection Variety Show:
1. His half-roll sitdown (:42). Not the classiest way to take a seat, but it's not like there was a chair waiting for him. If there were a teeny tiny umpire there, he'd totally be squashed.
2. When Brown leans back (:53), as if to say, "I'll stay here all day. You're lucky I don't have my iPad, or I'd just sit here and watch Season 4 of 'Arrested Development.'"
3. When he fixes his pants (1:08). "Just making sure I look proper for my walk back to the dugout that's coming ... whenever I darn well feel like it."
4. When he kicks his helmet (1:39). Just a sign to let everybody know that while he was relaxing for a second there, he's still plenty ticked off.
5. When he flips his helmet and catches it (1:47). Woah there, Marty. That's something for the Managerial Olympics. That's grade-A helmet trickery. Maybe take your three-game suspension and make an instructional video.
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