OK, we've all been there before. You get a stick in the craw and something touches you off and boom goes the dynamite, right? But later you think "OK, well I guess I could have handled that a bit better ... " Well, maybe.
But usually you're not in front of a large crowd of people with microphones and cameras near by when you explode, right? I hope.
As you've probably read, Jim Leyland got caught yelling at the home plate umpire yesterday following a non-ejection on Chad Gaudin hitting Miguel Cabrera in the ribs with a pitch in the eighth inning.
"Somebody’s gonna get f...ing hurt. They’re going to the f...ing playoffs. I’m not going f...ing anywhere"
Only he left the ellipses out of his quotations.
Today, he told the media he felt embarrassed about the whole thing.
"I don't think anybody is always proud of the language you use when you're in the heat of battle like that," Leyland said before Thursday's game. "When you get mad, you can't really say, 'Well, I have to be a good boy now because there's a mike over here.'