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Remembering John Cohen's Explosion in Baton Rouge

The last time Mississippi State traveled to Baton Rouge, John Cohen had a meltdown for the ages.

The #6 Mississippi State Bulldog baseball team is headed to Baton Rouge to play the LSU Tigers this weekend. State hasn't fared well against the Bayou Bengals in Baton Rouge as of late, not winning a series there since 2006. But, the last trip to Alex Box Stadium did give us a memory that rings in the hearts of Bulldogs forever.

The mother of all John Cohen meltdowns.

Let's just be honest, we know that John Cohen gets angry sometimes. But, this argument? It was like watching an episode of Jerry Springer.


It was Saturday, April 5, 2014. LSU took game one of the series, 3-0. It was game two of the series, with the score 0-0 in the top of the 3rd. Matthew Britton was at bat. John Cohen became frustrated over what he thought was a catcher's interference during Britton's groundout. Cohen was saying things to the umpire during Jake Vickerson's time up. Vickerson ran through the bag after another groundout, and then.....


John Cohen was ejected by the umpire and proceeded to sprint out of the dugout at full speed, screaming during ever second. He wasn't going to back down. He put his hands behind his back. Veins were popping out of his neck. He wasn't going out without a fight. He wasn't going to be ejected without the umpire feeling his presence.

On that day, John Cohen became a legend.

(jk, we lost that game 2-1. let's play better this time around.)