Mississippi Braves manager Phillip Wellman was signing autographs alongside touted prospects Jason Heyward and Freddie Freeman last weekend at AT&T Field when a boy looked up and said, "Are you going to get mad again tonight?"
"No," Wellman replied, "I'm kind of through doing that."
Type in "Phillip Wellman" on Google, and immediately springs the YouTube clip from his post-ejection tirade at AT&T on June 1, 2007. Wellman helped develop Adam Dunn and Brian McCann and managed the Braves to the Southern League title last year, yet he is more known for a military crawl to the mound and a grenade-like toss of the rosin bag to home plate.
"You can still see it whenever you want," Wellman said.
Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy is a YouTube legend as well. Nearly four months after Wellman's outburst, Gundy had one of his own when he yelled at an Oklahoma columnist who had written that then-Cowboys quarterback Bobby Reid was too soft.
Gundy's shouting occurred after a 49-45 win over Texas Tech, and it included the forever-memorable, "Come after me! I'm a man! I'm 40!"
There are countless sports highlights on YouTube, such as Dwight Howard dunks and Adrian Peterson runs, but Wellman and Gundy may be the two individuals most defined by a particular incident. That's not to say arguments can't be made for other outbursts, such as the ones by former NFL coaches Dennis Green and Jim Mora.
"I am still baffled by it having over two million hits within the first 10 days or so," Gundy said of his rant. "It still blows my mind that something like that can grab so much attention. It's not something that was planned, and if I had to do it all over again, I would not have changed anything I did.
"I thought a player was treated unfairly and that it was my responsibility as a coach to stand up for that player. I have three sons of my own, and if there was some coach who didn't stand up for one of them, it would disappoint me as a parent. That happened more as a parent than as a coach."
Gundy led the Cowboys to a 9-4 record last season and a No. 16 final ranking in the Associated Press poll, the program's highest in 20 years. Oklahoma State is No. 9 in the AP preseason poll and opens its season Saturday by hosting Georgia.
The recent success has helped in recruiting, and Gundy said his tirade hasn't hurt.
"Through the recruiting process, one of the first things that gets brought up on a telephone conversation or a home visit during recruiting is that incident," he said. "It's not something we bring up. It's generally a parent, guardian or a coach that brings it up. It's been very, very positive for us.
"Now, would I have wished it wouldn't have grabbed national attention? You bet, because it's not the reason I was doing it."
Wellman, who managed the Chattanooga Lookouts for four seasons before joining the Braves organization, said he's put his incident behind him. Yet he also realizes other people like to hold on to it.
"It's something I did," he said. "I can't deny it."
Gundy doesn't hear as much about his outburst throughout Oklahoma because he believes people have tired of it. One who hasn't is his 7-year-old son, Gunnar, who Gundy said can recite the entire three-minute rant.
"At baseball practice this summer, I heard him out in the outfield telling one of his buddies that 'you guys hitting makes me want to puke,'" Gundy said. "I told him he needed to back off on that."
It must not be growing old for his players, either, as offensive tackle Russell Okung recently told The Sporting News, "I'm going to know his age for the rest of my life. He just turned 42, you know."