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Brett Lawrie called it an ''unlucky bounce.'' Major League Baseball is likely to call it a suspension.
A furious Lawrie slammed his batting helmet to the ground after he took strike three and it struck plate umpire Bill Miller in the hip as the ninth inning turned nasty Tuesday night in Toronto's 4-3 loss to Tampa Bay.
''That was not my intention at all,'' Lawrie said. ''I've never, ever done anything to go at an umpire before in my life, and I didn't mean to tonight. I apologize for that.
''It's just my passion for the game,'' he said. ''I wanted to help my teammates out as best I could. That's the pride I have in this game. I leave my emotions out on the field.''
Miller was later hit by a drink thrown by a fan while walking off the field after the game.
The trouble began with one out in the ninth and Lawrie trying to work a walk off Rays closer Fernando Rodney. On a 3-1 pitch, Lawrie s...
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Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie was ejected after going ballistic on an umpire following a third strike call during his at-bat.
Brett Lawrie may have earned himself a four-game suspension from MLB for spiking his helmet and hitting umpire Bill Miller, but Miller hasn't gotten away scot-free from the incident, either. Due to the questionable nature of the last two strike calls on Lawrie, many have called for some discipline for Miller or at least a little more accountability for the men in blue. On the...
Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie will begin serving a four-game suspension Thursday night for throwing his helmet into home plate umpire Bill Miller.
Major League Baseball handed down the penalty Wednesday, a day after Lawrie went ballistic on Miller over two called strikes that appeared to be outside the strike zone in the ninth inning of a 4-3 loss to the Rays.
The quickest way to get yourself excused from the baseball field is to make contact with an umpire. Blue Jays rookie third baseman Brett Lawrie must have had a hot date and didn’t want to stick around for the final out of Tuesday’s game. Before this video starts, Lawrie had a 3-1 count. Lawrie thought the next pitch was outside, so he started toward first base only to be...
The Toronto Blue Jays might have lost more than a game Tuesday. They likely will lose third baseman Brett Lawrie to suspension after he was ejected along with manager John Farrell for arguing over a called third strike in the ninth inning of the 4-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. Lawrie threw his batting helmet on the ground directly in front of plate umpire Bill Miller. It bounced...
Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie was suspended by Major League Baseball for four games Wednesday following a run-in with umpire Bill Miller. Lawrie also was fined an undisclosed amount of money for what was termed “aggressive actions” towards Miller, including throwing a helmet near Miller during the ninth inning of Tuesday night’s game at Rogers Centre against...
After last night's insane meltdown, the consensus was that Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie would be earning some time away from his team. Well the verdict is in, and the result seems appropriate: four games, plus an undisclosed fine.
You can't go nuts like Lawrie did last night and expect to get off scot-free. Four games seems like a relative drop in the bucket...
Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie has dropped his suspension appeal, and will begin serving his four-game punishment on Thursday. He earned the suspension Wednesday for hurling his batting helmet toward home-plate umpire Bill Miller after being called out on a called third strike on Tuesday.
((HT: Sportsnet/MLB.com))Fernando Rodney was given a very wide strike zone last night in the Rays-Jays game...Brett Lawrie was the victim... The ejection won't be the problem, but the fact the helmet spike grounded into the home plate umpire will be...That phone you hear, sir...???It's the Commissioner...
The Tuesday Takeaway
Brett Lawrie can hit, and the 22-year-old is rapidly learning how to pick it at the hot corner. But the questions about his makeup that led the Brewers to ship him to the Blue Jays in a one-for-one deal that brought back Shaun Marcum reared their ugly heads again last night in an incident that is likely to result in a suspension.
At the plate with nobody...
Rob Gronkowski might have to show Brett Lawrie a thing or two. Unlike the Patriots tight end, whose football spiking does no harm despite its intensity, Lawrie may have earned himself a lengthy suspension Tuesday as a result of his throwdown. Lawrie was upset with back-to-back strike calls made by home-plate umpire Bill Miller in the ninth inning of the Blue Jays' 4-3 loss to...