Still Plenty Of Room To Grow For Brett Lawrie

Just in case you forgot how young Blue Jays third basemen Brett Lawrie really is we were given a stark reminder the guy still has a ways to go in terms of maturing as a ballplayer. 

Lawrie embarrassed not only himself but the entire team with a childish tirade after being called out a back-to-back awful strike calls and now faces a possible double digit game suspension.

Passion is one thing but complete and utter lack of composure is another.  He is still a junior ranking member of the major leagues with no seniority or sway over the umpires and this type of thing can earmark you for biased officiating against you your entire career.  The incident was ugly and won’t soon be forgotten, especially by major league umpires.

Yes it was unlucky the batting helmet struck the umpire however he also threw it down a mere foot or two away from him in the first place.  Take your lumps rookie and act like a man, there is a time and place to take a stand against a perceived slight, your first full season in the league is not that time. 

Favourable calls are reserved for only the established elite, think Roy Halladay.  Making an ass of yourself and missing out on at least five games while your team is desperately trying to remain relevant in the toughest division in sports isn’t a good look.

Speaking of good looks, have one now at the Pitch F/X data from that last at-bat to see that while he was out of line to act the way he did his argument couldn’t have been more valid.


We love the passion, fire and talent that clearly resides in Lawrie but a little restraint, professionalism and class go a lot farther in the end. 

Brett Lawrie received a four game suspension from major league baseball, first word is he plans to appeal this decision.


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