Brett Lawrie Said Some Swears

Let’s be generous and say that last night’s game between the Toronto Blue Jays and Milwaukee Brewers wasn’t exactly a shining example of how a baseball game ought to be played. In addition to a number of fielding and base running gaffes, there were four lead changes after the Blue Jays scored the first runs of the game in the top of the third inning.

That sounds like an exciting game, and it might even look exciting when we see the win probability added chart, but when names like Tim Dillard and Robert Coello are being called upon to protect leads, it’s a bit like watching a teenager match wits with a toddler in a game of Trivial Pursuit. It was ugly. In fact, if the two teams had any self respect, they might have both stopped playing the game in the seventh inning and conceded a rare double loss.

Source: FanGraphs
However, the ugliness wasn’t confined merely to the game being played on the Miller Park diamond. Fans in Milwaukee took to heckling their team’s former prospect and current lead off hitter for the night’s opposition, Brett Lawrie. Not surprisingly, the freshly anointed saviour of Canadian baseball allegedly didn’t take the barrage of insults lying down, as that position is presumably rather unfamiliar to him.





Do you notice a bit of a shift in Mr. Haurdricourt’s tweeting pattern there? I’m not one to jump to conclusions, but I wonder if the beat writer for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel got a small taste of the Blue Jays fan base’s presence on Twitter.