‘F–king’ furious Terry Collins video emerges out of nowhere
There have to be more of these videos stored away somewhere.
Two years ago, Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard was ejected in a game against the Dodgers after he threw a 99-mph fastball nearly a foot behind Chase Utley.
And now the video of Terry Collins’ profanity-laced tirade, targeted first at home plate umpire Adam Hamari and then at crew chief Tom Hallion, has resurfaced and gone viral. Collins was — for obvious reasons — thrown out of the game.
The tension between the two teams stemmed from Utley’s late slide into second base during the 2015 NLDS that broke shortstop Ruben Tejada’s leg.
The clip had some fans — some perhaps sarcastically — fondly remembering Collins’ tenure, which included a 2015 World Series trip, after most were happy to see him leave his post after last season. Collins is still in the organization as an adviser to general manager Sandy Alderson.
Warning: Explicit language
“Rehire Terry Collins as Mets manager immediately, with an ownership stake and a personal private jet,” @SeanFennessey wrote.
“The best thing about that mic’d up umpire video is how on board and passionate Terry Collins was about Utley getting it,” @PapaBeez wrote.
“Could it be? Could I be missing Terry Collins?” @Trafficmanmatt wrote.
“Man I miss terry Collins, he brought the Mets to the playoffs twice and now they are worst then they ever been,” @lewism1986 wrote.
Collins’ rant happened to surface the same night of Mickey Callaway’s lackluster first ejection as the Mets manager. The Mets are a dismal 28-35 in Callaway’s first season after a franchise-best 11-1 start had him the toast of Flushing.
The Dodgers went on to win the game Collins was ejected from, 9-1. Utley hit a home run in the sixth followed by a grand slam in the seventh.
Hallion defended the decision after the game.
“The ruling was that he intentionally threw at the batter and with that, we have a judgment of whether we thought it was intentional, and if it was, we can either warn or eject,” Hallion said. “And with what happened in that situation, we felt the ejection was warranted.”