There is no sport more poetic or beautiful than baseball. No pastime more lyrical or pleasing to the senses. And yet, sometimes ... just sometimes ... some NC-17-type [CENSORED] breaks out. That's when you need to do some on-the-fly evasion parenting.
In the top of the second inning during Thursday's game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Pittsburgh Pirates, Matt Kemp took exception to home plate umpire Angel Campos' strike zone and was thrown out of the game (from inside the dugout). Dodgers manager Don Mattingly came out to protest the ejection and he was followed by Kemp, who stated his case in a coherent, reasoned manner. By which, of course, I mean that he flipped the [CENSORED] out.
But the most notable part of that whole massive blow-up? Earmuffs.
Hey, man. Not in front of the kid, man. We didn't buy these, like $500 seats to get cussed at, man. Way not cool, Beast Mode.