Asheville Tourists manager Joe Mikulik, at right in photo, walks away with second base in the fifth inning after being ejected during game against the Lexington Legends.
Mikulik's tantrum Sunday in Lexington, Ky., included plenty of jawing with officials, center, and an ugly headfirst slide into second base, right, and earned him a $1,000 fine Monday night.
Asheville Tourists' manager Joe Mikulik (20) dives into second base as he argues with the first base umpire after he was ejected from a baseball game as Lexington Legends' Koby Clemens (8) looks on during the fifth inning of a single A minor league baseball game in Lexington, Ky., Sunday, June 25, 2006. Mikulik was questioning a safe call made during a pick off attempt at second involving Clemens. (