October 18, 2021

Orioles, Blue Jays game goes off the rails thanks to bodychecks, Brandon Hydes NSFW tirade – For The Win

https://ftw.usatoday.com/lists/orioles-blue-jays-brandon-hyde-tirade-fernando-abad-bodycheck

Okay, this one is definitely the weirdest of the bunch. During the bottom of the second inning, with Baltimore up to bat and Toronto pitcher Robbie Ray on the mound, Orioles manager Brandon Hyde went off from the dugout.

Seemingly, for no real reason, Hyde started needling Ray with comments, devolving into very NSFW language in his trash talk. Obviously, language warning on the video below.

Hyde got SUPER heated, for reasons no one was able to really understand while the game was being played. Then, of course, there was this after Ray struck out Richie Martin.

Yeah, you don’t really need a lip reader for that one, do you?

The entire incident really just… came out of nowhere in the middle of the game. There is some audio heard before the exchange that could have been what sparked the incident, but no one really knows!

After the game, Hyde did apologize for the outburst before taking postgame questions from the media.

Definitely one of the strangest interactions between a manager and an opposing player that we’ve seen in some time. But of course, this leads us to…