Toronto Blue Jays infielder, Brett Lawrie probably doesn’t know what “YOLO” is, but he definitely did go “YOLO” last night. Lawrie assumed that he’d earned a ball four walk versus the Tampa Bay Rays not once, but twice, so when Lawrie took a called third strike, dude flipped his lid. Figuratively and literally.
Okay, technically he didn’t throw the baseball helmet at the umpire, but he did give the helmet the one-hop right into the beleaguered umpire. Yes, he got ejected, but it was well worth it. For me, at least, this was highly entertaining.
Here is your pertinent reading material for Wednesday.
Absolut-ism: Bacardi Party: 5 Rhymes Rappers Need To Stop Rhyming
Beyond The Arc: Is Jabari Parker ready for pressure that comes with SI cover?
Bull City State of Mind: 2012 NBA Playoffs Have Yet To Disappoint
Wall Street Journal: Why Wrigley Field Must Be Destroyed
Uncrate: UBB Widow Maker 1100 Mustang
The Well Versed: Rock The Bells 2012 Lineup Announced
With Leather: Dwyane Wade Is A Big Old Cranky Pants
The Starting Five: Andre Iguodala and the High Expectations of Mountains Moving
SLAM Online: Kobe Bryant: ‘I Don’t Take Charges’
FOX Deportes: Clay Guida looks to bounce all over Maynard
Eddie Maisonet is the founder and editor emeritus of The Sports Fan Journal. Currently, he serves as an associate editor for ESPN.com. He is an unabashed Russell Westbrook and Barry Switzer apologist, owns over 100 fitteds and snapbacks, and lives by Reggie Jackson’s famous quote, “I am the straw that stirs the drink.”