Thursday, May 17, 2012

How bad was the call Brett Lawrie struck out on?

By now, I'm sure you've seen the video.  Brett Lawrie takes a 3-1 pitch and starts running towards first base as the Umpire calls a strike.  He's not very happy, goes back to the batter's box, and takes the next pitch which the Umpire rings him up on.  He loses his temper, thinking he should have been walked not once but twice during that at bat.  He removes his helmet and tosses it in the general direction of the Umpire, and it bounces and hits the Umpire in the leg.  A suspension is coming....

Here's the full video if you haven't seen it yet.

I've been reading many baseball message boards, blogs and the twitterverse's reaction this incident.  In general, people's reactions have been something like this: