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Old Wed May 16, 2012, 06:34pm
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Brett Lawrie throws helmet at Miller

Miller got off easy. Lawrie could have kneed him in the groin for those two lousy calls. 2nd one was definitely an FU call, which is pretty CS in reality. JMO YMMV LSMFT. Lawrie got a 4 game suspension for his shenanigans.

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Old Wed May 16, 2012, 06:44pm
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I don't care if the balls bounced in and were called strikes, he deserved 15 games for that.

I know we've debated it before, but I personally have no problem with an FU call in an MLB game.
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Old Wed May 16, 2012, 06:51pm
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The batter should be suspended(it is debatable if he hit the ump intentionally but, still it is inexcusable) and the fan should be arrested.

That being said: that strike three call was disgraceful.

An FU because a guy ran down to first on what he thought was an obvious ball four?

An FU when the guy came back and did not argue nor did he appear to do anything?

That umpire is bush league.
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Old Wed May 16, 2012, 06:56pm
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Miller got off easy. Lawrie could have kneed him in the groin for those two lousy calls. 2nd one was definitely an FU call, which is pretty CS in reality. JMO YMMV LSMFT. Lawrie got a 4 game suspension for his shenanigans.
Yeah! Knee him, hell...should have taken a bat to his knees. All umpire should be able to physically umpires when they don't agree with their calls. Nothing will improve umpiring like putting a couple of those bas-tards in the hospital.

You go, Steve!
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Boys will be boys.
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Old Wed May 16, 2012, 08:09pm
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Miller got off easy. Lawrie could have kneed him in the groin for those two lousy calls. 2nd one was definitely an FU call, which is pretty CS in reality. JMO YMMV LSMFT. Lawrie got a 4 game suspension for his shenanigans.

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This comment is more unacceptable than Miller's two calls
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Old Wed May 16, 2012, 09:01pm
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I think he was joking.
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Old Wed May 16, 2012, 10:56pm
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Miller got off easy. Lawrie could have kneed him in the groin for those two lousy calls. 2nd one was definitely an FU call, which is pretty CS in reality. JMO YMMV LSMFT. Lawrie got a 4 game suspension for his shenanigans.

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LSMFT?? Liposclerosing Myxofibrous Tumor ?
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Old Wed May 16, 2012, 11:36pm
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This comment is more unacceptable than Miller's two calls
Not by much. Brutal. I didn't say he "should" I said he "could" have. He's lucky the batter didn't do that. Bush league is too kind.
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LSMFT?? Liposclerosing Myxofibrous Tumor ?
Either I'm way too old, or you're way too young...Lucky Strike Means Fine Tobacco.
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LOL if you think he was throwing the helmet at the umpire.

4 games is right because they know he will appeal and it'll get bumped to 3. They're also telling their employees to not FU t-ball calls so late in the game.

How is an FU call not placing yourself ahead of the game?
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Old Thu May 17, 2012, 12:39am
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How is an FU call not placing yourself ahead of the game?
My thought exactly!

OOO

And when the helmet hit him, he reacted like he got hit by a bus. It looked like he called the guy who threw the drink on him a f'n a hole. I woulda told him the reason I threw it is because You're a f'n a hole.

I wonder if Miller really thought those were strikes? If so, I expect we may be doing a game together in the near future
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Never seen such Behavior?

Laurie needs anger management counseling along w/ the four game suspension. We are not going to discuss balls and strikes. I have seen worse calls this year.

Hey batter, batter swing! Would not defend his actions if I could.

Placing the umpire above the game? Was there a previous incident or two to confirm the umpire's inappropriate behavior or did he happen to be the guy to trip over Laurie's helmet? Perhaps he shouldn't have been standing there.
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Old Thu May 17, 2012, 05:38am
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Lawrie was lucky the helmet didn't bounce higher and hit Miller in the face. I'd be curious to see if the suspension would have been longer if the two pitches had been in the strike zone.
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Old Thu May 17, 2012, 07:32am
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Loved reading the managers comments on ESPN how he went to great lengths to say that he doesn't think the umpire would make a call just because the player showed him up on the pitch before.

LOL - trying to keep from getting a fine or he just don't understand umpires at MLB level.

I do like what one of the ESPN guys said though, "if he doesn't respect the umpires, then he can't expect the umpire to respect him."

That's great commentary.

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