Brett Lawrie’s “for a while” in the lead-off spot for the Jays appears to have run its course, as Rajai Davis has been moved to the top of the order for tonight’s battle of reigning Cy Young winners. I can’t say it doesn’t make sense, given the way that Rajai has been going against left-handed pitching, and… y’know… Lawrie’s .260/.313/.394 slash line over his last 625 plate appearances.
Granted, he’s only barely past the point where he would have been with a full Spring Training, and last year was a bit of an injury-riddled malaise of a disasterfuck, but I suspect those things would sound awful excuse-y if they were being used in the defence of someone not quite so… how do I put this delicately?… correctly passported.
Or if he didn’t play such otherworldly defence. Or if we didn’t think that he wasn’t still plenty young and talented enough to adjust back to the adjustment the league has made on him.
Or if, y’know, he wasn’t kind of hilarious and awesome.
Case in point? Chirping back at chirps, in a tweet (apparently since deleted) that reportedly prompted Gregg Zaun to say on the radio– GREGG ZAUN!– that Lawrie should just delete his Twitter account for good.
— Brett Lawrie (@blawrie13) May 9, 2013
Now, the tweet is obviously a ridiculous appeal to authority that would get him called a fucking asshat if he pulled it in the comments on this site, but… delete his Twitter over it? Fuck that! It’s hilarious! (His sister shitting on Jays pitchers, on the other hand, not so much– especially since… um… I can’t remember when she did “anything in pro sport .. Ever.” *COUGH*)
Personally, though, I’m partial to the living stereotype episode caught on GIF last night– one of many gems pulled by the guys at gamereax– as Lawrie attempted (and quite obviously failed) to give Ricky Romero a pep talk after the Jays’ attempted-starter loaded the bases in the first inning against the Rays.
Lawries gonna Lawr, eh? #Dimed