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Nothing to see here — just another athlete who made himself look foolish on the Internet.
Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie owns a .179 batting average and enters Friday’s game in the midst of a 2-for-25 slump. Needless to say, he’s an easy target for all baseball fans — especially those with a computer — either amused by or disgruntled about the Blue Jays’ atrocious start to the season. The Toronto third baseman doesn’t care for the Internet criticism, though, and he decided to fire back in the most jabroni way possible.
“All u people who chirp when things don’t go good have never done anything in pro sport .. Ever .. So shut ur mouths #LetsGetThisThingg #jays,” Lawrie tweeted on Thursday.
Oh, the “I’m an athlete, and you’re stupid” card. Nicely played, Brett. Only it isn’t.
We’ve seen plenty of athletes use a similar defense mechanism in the past, and we’ll undoubtedly see it again as long as the Internet doesn’t vanish into some sort of abyss. That doesn’t make it a
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Outfielder Rajai Davis has been placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Toronto Blue Jays because of a strained oblique muscle in his left side.
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The Toronto Blue Jays have placed outfielder Rajai Davis on
the 15-day disabled list with an injured oblique, according to Shi Davidi of
Davis has been hampered by the ailment for the past week,
and it caused him to exit last night’s series opener against the Boston Red Sox
after he aggravated it. It occurred in the sixth inning when he tweaked the
Ricky Romero has struggled since 2012 when he went 9-14 with a 5.77 ERA. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)
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Note: Pitching matchups are subject to change
Friday, May 10 @ 7:10 PM
Ramon Ortiz, RHP (0-0, 5.40) vs Jon Lester, LHP (4-0, 3.30)
TV: NESNplus, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday Audio
Saturday, May 11 @ 1:35 PM
Mark Buehrle, LHP (1-2, 7.02) vs Clay Buchholz, RHP (6-0, 1.60)
TV: NESN, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday...