3) Brett Lawrie Is On The Team
Last season, Brett Lawrie proved himself to be the biggest whiner in baseball. He touched off a brawl between the Kansas City Royals and Oakland A’s when his cheap-shot slide into second base injured Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar in late April of 2015.
After spiking Escobar in the knee, the two teams engaged in a beanball war that made headlines across baseball, with Yordano Ventura plunking Lawrie the next day—which umpires to immediately eject Ventura. In a later game, KC Royals reliever Kelvin Herrera buzzed Lawrie with a fastball that didn’t hit him. After the game, Lawrie tried to lie about how he didn’t intend to hurt anyone with his dirty slide into Escobar (which would be illegal today) and tried to play the victim.
You can see him cry in the video below:
Gee Brett, maybe you shouldn’t slide into people with your spikes high. Replays clearly showed that if Lawrie was actually trying to run the bases he would have been safe at second base. It’s one thing to attempt to intimidate opponents, but when you give up outs to be a tough guy, you’re just hurting your team with stupid baseball.
Compounding your brainless cheap shot by whining to reporters is even more pathetic.
I’m glad that he’s not in the Kansas City Royals clubhouse, and I’m glad I don’t have to cheer when he gets a hit.
This season, Brett Lawrie is blubbering for the Chicago White Sox after the Milwaukee Brewers, Toronto Blue Jays, and Oakland A’s all got rid of him. I’d say he’s a perfect match. Maybe Jerry Springer should have Lawrie on the show to talk about his sex life. I’m sure Lawrie would fit right in with Jerry’s other guests.
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