DISCO DEMOLITION NIGHT: What began as a playful promotion ended up as a near-riot at Comiskey Park in 1979. The idea was for fans to break despised disco records to the ballpark, and they'd be put in a box and blown up in-between games of a Detroit-Chicago doubleheader. An overflow crowd turned rowdy and overran the field, setting fires and forcing Game 2 to be called off. Said Mike Veeck, in charge of team promotions for the White Sox: "I grew up when people were marching for civil rights, marching against the war. I didn't think they would be marching because they hated the Bee Gees."
PHILLIP WELLMAN: Haven't heard of him? Well, you've probably seen him. He was managing the Double-A Mississippi Braves in 2007 when his tantrum went viral. Peeved that an umpire ejected his pitcher for using a foreign substance, Wellman threw his hat and started shouting. He piled dirt on the plate and drew an outline of the dish. Later, he yanked up a pair of bases, got down on his belly to pretend he was crawling, threw the rosin bag at the umpire and blew kisses to the crowd. Oh yeah, that guy.
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