The verdict has come down from MLB, and Brett Lawrie has been suspended for four games and fined an undisclosed amount of money following last night’s outburst. Unsurprisingly, he will appeal the decision.

The immediate consensus is that the punishment falls short of expectations, especially considering that Yadier Molina was suspended for five games because of this:

There’s not as much helmet throwing, but a whole lot more saliva being tossed during Molina’s tantrum, so judge as you will. Frankly, I’m a little tired of the entire subject.

For more on the suspension, check out DJF.