Toronto Blue Jays’ Brett Lawrie hits ump with thrown helmet, gets ejected — ESPN

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Brett Lawrie ejected wild rage

Updated: May 16, 11:33 AM ET

Associated Press

— Brett Lawrie it an unlucky bounce. Major Baseball is likely to call it a

A furious Lawrie slammed his helmet to the ground after he strike three and it struck umpire Bill Miller in the hip as the inning turned nasty night in Toronto’s 4-3 loss to Bay.

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Brett could be suspended for his helmet-slamming on Tuesday night. What be a fair punishment?

That was not my intention at all, said. I’ve never, done anything to go at an umpire in my life, and I didn’t mean to I apologize for that.

It’s my passion for the game, he said. I to help my teammates out as best I That’s the pride I have in game. I leave my emotions out on the

Miller was later hit by a drink by a fan while walking off the field the game.

The trouble began with one out in the and Lawrie trying to work a off Rays closer Fernando On a 3-1 pitch, Lawrie started first base but was stopped as Miller called strike Rodney stared in at Lawrie, and helped settle the tension.

On a pitch that he thought was four, Lawrie again toward first base. Miller called strike Lawrie crouched in disbelief. dropped his bat, gestured at and shouted, and was ejected.

Lawrie then started Miller, wound up with his arm and threw down his helmet. It at the umpire’s feet and ricocheted up him.

Upon seeing he was ejected, he took several toward me and fired his helmet. It hit me in the hip, Miller said.

a bit extreme, he said.

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Miller he has already filed his report MLB about the incident.

Lawrie he felt Miller made of a late call on strike

Toronto manager John came out to restrain his 22-year-old baseman, who’s in his first season in the majors. After returned to the dugout, Farrell was for arguing the call.

The bat was taken out of Brett’s hands, not only the 3-1 but the 3-2 pitch as well, Farrell Those are not strikes.

Miller was hit by the as he left the field. Police and security were seen into the crowd after incident, and Miller shouted at the fan before exiting.

The testy ending overshadowed comeback win for the Rays. David won for the fifth time in six starts, Rodriguez homered as Tampa Bay from a 3-0 deficit.

After four of their first games on this trip to New Baltimore and Toronto, the Rays it with three straight persevering even as they two more players on the disabled Outfielder Desmond Jennings knee) and right-hander Jeff (fractured right leg) are the injury victims, leaving Bay with eight players on the DL.

Copyright 2012 by The Associated

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