Lawrie loses his cool: Perhaps it was just the frustration of the moment. But when Brett Lawrie and John Farrell exploded in rage at an umpire in the ninth inning of Tuesday’s loss, the team’s current run of futility probably had something to do with it too.
Arguing a called third strike, Lawrie slammed down his batting helmet, which bounced up and glanced off umpire Bill Miller.
Farrell, the Toronto Blue Jays manager, joined the argument. Leaping up and down and waving his arms, Lawrie had to be restrained. Miller ejected both Lawrie and Farrell, and Lawrie may face a suspension for his antics.
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