Originally Posted by MoyVilla9
Did anyone see Brett Lawrie hitting the Ump with his helmet last night (via a deflection off the ground)? It's one of the first times I've thought to myself "wow, that's really really low" when watching baseball. Then the Ump was hit by a drink from the crowd. It's like something you would see at a GAA match.
Also, pretty interesting to see the face off between Collins and Wright after Wright was removed to stop him being plunked.
Don't forget Strasburg having something hot going on in his 'sensitive area'. Definitely an interesting day yesterday.
Re the Wright/Collins thing, I've probably said it before but there's a great book called the Baseball Codes by Jason Turbo and Michale Duca that's goes into the unwritten rules and etiquette in baseball and explains when and why people are thrown at and what you are/aren't allowed do. It's well worth a read.
How far off home plate was that strike 3 to Lawrie by the way? That was definitely only called because he was half way down to first on the previous pitch. Just announced that he's got 4 games which is less than I thought he'd get