Independent league player drags trash can onto field in argument with ump

Fargo-Moorhead Readhawks

The Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks are an independent league team in the American Association. Last night they played the Chicago Dogs and won. It wasn’t all smooth sailing, though.

One of the Redhawks’ players — outfielder Brennan Metzger — took a third strike call he did not exactly agree with. After an argument he was ejected. He left the field but then immediately came back dragging a trash can, which he placed behind the plate, pointed at the ump and said “go your home.”

Which . . . is pretty next level stuff, really:

Metzger, 28, was a 22nd round pick of the Giants in 2012 but has been out of affiliated ball since 2015. He’s actually raking for Fargo-Moorhead this year, but I doubt this will get him a look by a big league club, even if we all watch it several times.