I have never seen anything like this. I wonder if we’ll find out what the additional context is, but no matter what precipitated things, this is never even close to acceptable.
Former Cubs lefty Mike Montgomery, who was traded to the Royals in mid-2019 and has since moved on to pitch in the KBO in South Korea, apparently got so upset in his latest outing that he not only charged an umpire, he *threw the rosing bag at the ump*:
Former #Cubs LHP Mike Montgomery made a run at home-plate umpire and threw a rosin bag and connected. He was warned about ‘12 second pitch rule’ and maybe that’s why he got upset? Highly unlikely that he’s going throw another pitch in #KBO after this. #SamsungLions pic.twitter.com/OXE8ITlFEm
— Daniel Kim 대니얼 김 (@DanielKimW) September 10, 2021
What on earth. And then he ripped off his jersey and threw that on the field, too, for good measure.
I’m almost speechless, because you just don’t see stuff like this. Montgomery didn’t really show any signs of this kind of on-field behavior with the Cubs, but it’s possible that was the last professional pitch he’ll throw. Pretty swift fall from being the guy who got the final out of the 2016 Cubs World Series win.