It was an emotional night in Fort Wayne, Indiana as the Hot Rods season came to an end
The Hot Rods fell short to the TinCaps in the playoffs, but that's not all. It wasn't just the loss that sparked emotion.
Hot Rods Manager Reinaldo Ruiz didn't agree with a call after one of his batters got called out to end the top of the 9th. The game at that point was tied 4-4
His emotional response then got him ejected from the game, and he appeared to make contact with the umpires after his ejection. As he headed back to the dugout, he threw a filled trash can on the field.
The game continued after that and the TinCaps took a 6-4 lead.