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(Major League Baseball)   Blue Jays' Brett Lawrie now leads second half MLB voting for scariest six-foot fall into the stands while chasing a foul ball--without sustaining a major injury   (mlb.mlb.com) divider line 33
    More: Scary, Brett Lawrie, Major League Baseball, Bluejays, bone fracture, contusions, foul territory, Kyle Drabek, infielder  
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2012-07-19 09:20:50 AM  
Pfft... What a bum. He didn't even catch the ball
 
2012-07-19 09:27:01 AM  
The guy in the red shirt was so scared he wet his pants.
 
2012-07-19 09:35:05 AM  
Ouch. Gotta love how he didn't just pivot over the padded railing at the waist. He pretty much dove over it, just holding on with his right hand. Glad he's okay (though he'll be walking sore for a week+).

Also, I think one of the booth guys (the older sounding one) can't tell his rights from his lefts.
 
2012-07-19 09:35:06 AM  
Ow. Hope he's OK.
 
2012-07-19 09:40:38 AM  
Nice job, Butterfingers.
 
2012-07-19 10:09:34 AM  
FTA- "Scary," said Blue Jays starter Ricky Romero.
 
2012-07-19 10:14:39 AM  
Nice work New Yankee Stadium on your death trap camera wells. Can't wait til Jeter falls in one. Oh wait, Jeter never would have gotten to that ball in the first place.
 
2012-07-19 10:28:18 AM  

protectyourlimbs: FTA- "Scary," said Blue Jays starter Ricky Romero.


that's beautiful
 
2012-07-19 10:30:41 AM  

Generation_D: Nice work New Yankee Stadium on your death trap camera wells. Can't wait til Jeter falls in one. Oh wait, Jeter never would have gotten to that ball in the first place.


um good troll attempt I guess. Would have been Arod over there. Well not in this case because a sore neck gets you a seat, but he is still allowed to DH which is perplexing to me. Hitting seems more stressful on the neck than fielding unless you go full Lawrie.
 
2012-07-19 10:30:58 AM  

Generation_D: Oh wait, Jeter never would have gotten to that ball in the first place.


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2012-07-19 10:34:07 AM  
Texeira's (?) Reaction is awesome!
 
2012-07-19 10:40:27 AM  

The Bestest: Generation_D: Oh wait, Jeter never would have gotten to that ball in the first place.

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Yeah sure, but that was into a group of men with their mouths open...
 
2012-07-19 10:41:16 AM  
In a season with an extra playoff spot, the Sox and Rays scuffling, and the team sitting 2.5 games out of a playoff spot, this was an exciting all-star break for Jays fans. Then JoeyBats and Lawrie get hurt and the team loses 3 in a row. After losing 3 of your starters and your closer to long-term injuries, i suppose it was inevitable for the hitters to start dropping like flies.

That was fun while it lasted. Next year ...
 
2012-07-19 10:42:25 AM  
FTA : "I saw him go down and then I heard a loud crash," Teixeira said. "You really worry about a guy's head, neck and back. You never want to see somebody get hurt on a play, especially when you hit the ball. You kind of feel somewhat responsible when you hit a ball and a guy gets hurt on the play. I heard that it's just a contusion. I'm glad nothing was seriously injured."

Actually pretty classy.

And having watched a lot of BlueJays games, I can predict that Lawrie wil probably get injured again. He plays ridiculously hard on every play. Manager John Farrell actually had to tell him to take it easy on the basepaths sometimes because he's afraid he'll get hurt out there.

I think it's probably because he's 22, but man, this kid is going to be a good 3rd baseman for a lot of years.
 
2012-07-19 10:45:00 AM  

december: In a season with an extra playoff spot, the Sox and Rays scuffling, and the team sitting 2.5 games out of a playoff spot, this was an exciting all-star break for Jays fans. Then JoeyBats and Lawrie get hurt and the team loses 3 in a row. After losing 3 of your starters and your closer to long-term injuries, i suppose it was inevitable for the hitters to start dropping like flies.

That was fun while it lasted. Next year ...


Now Lawrie knows what it would have felt like as a Brewer.
 
2012-07-19 10:52:11 AM  

jakomo002: FTA : "I saw him go down and then I heard a loud crash," Teixeira said. "You really worry about a guy's head, neck and back. You never want to see somebody get hurt on a play, especially when you hit the ball. You kind of feel somewhat responsible when you hit a ball and a guy gets hurt on the play. I heard that it's just a contusion. I'm glad nothing was seriously injured."

Actually pretty classy.

And having watched a lot of BlueJays games, I can predict that Lawrie wil probably get injured again. He plays ridiculously hard on every play. Manager John Farrell actually had to tell him to take it easy on the basepaths sometimes because he's afraid he'll get hurt out there.

I think it's probably because he's 22, but man, this kid is going to be a good 3rd baseman for a lot of years.


You have to love that spark as a fan. My gf is a Yankees fan, but the first thing she wanted when we showed up at the Centre was a Lawrie shirt. His attitude is great for our team as they always seem to get down on themselves, He always looks optimistic and anxious.
 
2012-07-19 11:03:34 AM  
"Scary," said Blue Jays starter Ricky Romero. "Just tells you the kind of player he is. He goes 100 percent every time, no matter what the situation is, and he's a tough son of a gun. It was pretty loud when he landed, and I was just hoping he didn't do some serious damage. Fortunately for us he's going to be all right."

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2012-07-19 11:41:02 AM  

thecpt: You have to love that spark as a fan. My gf is a Yankees fan, but the first thing she wanted when we showed up at the Centre was a Lawrie shirt. His attitude is great for our team as they always seem to get down on themselves, He always looks optimistic and anxious.


I completely agree. Everyone likes to see some hustle (even if it's, say, fat old Ortiz chugging around the bases). And Lawrie plays every game like its's the last game in the Little League World Series, and he's some beaming 14 year old in love with every part of the game.

Except maybe the umps. :0
 
2012-07-19 11:48:34 AM  
I absolutely appreciate the drive and hustle Lawrie exhibited, and wish more, if not every player had the same attitude.

..but sometimes, you just gotta let it go, because man, it's gone
 
2012-07-19 11:53:52 AM  

jakomo002: Except maybe the umps. :0


I still don't get it. So what if he hustles to first base after a walk? That's a good move. From a player's perspective he could steal second on momentum if the team's guard is down. From a viewer's and an officiator's, he is moving the game along which everyone can appreciate. Ump, he is not trying to be a douche or challenging your authority even if it was a terrible call followed by a horrible awful terrible call. He is trying to get to first base.
 
2012-07-19 12:22:43 PM  

thecpt: I still don't get it. So what if he hustles to first base after a walk?


Unneccessary, and he might strain something. No need to sprint there, a nice quick little jog is okay. It takes time for the pitcher and next batter to set up anyway.
 
2012-07-19 01:04:37 PM  

The Bestest: I absolutely appreciate the drive and hustle Lawrie exhibited, and wish more, if not every player had the same attitude.

..but sometimes, you just gotta let it go, because man, it's gone


That was a fieldable ball. My guess is that Lawrie's leg wouldn't hurt as much if he had caught the ball.

/Go Jays!
/Love Brett Lawrie
 
2012-07-19 01:36:11 PM  
Was it free bucket hat night or something?
 
2012-07-19 02:03:14 PM  

jakomo002: FTA : "I saw him go down and then I heard a loud crash," Teixeira said. "You really worry about a guy's head, neck and back. You never want to see somebody get hurt on a play, especially when you hit the ball. You kind of feel somewhat responsible when you hit a ball and a guy gets hurt on the play. I heard that it's just a contusion. I'm glad nothing was seriously injured."

Actually pretty classy.

And having watched a lot of BlueJays games, I can predict that Lawrie wil probably get injured again. He plays ridiculously hard on every play. Manager John Farrell actually had to tell him to take it easy on the basepaths sometimes because he's afraid he'll get hurt out there.

I think it's probably because he's 22, but man, this kid is going to be a good 3rd baseman for a lot of years.


He needs to grow a sweet mullet like Gruber, he will command respect.

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2012-07-19 02:36:21 PM  

MFAWG: Texeira's (?) Reaction is awesome!


Didn't look very hard, so I only found this video of the YES feed, but it shows Teixeira's reaction at the 1:15ish mark.

Link
 
2012-07-19 03:18:30 PM  
His sis plays some pretty good ball too
 
2012-07-19 03:46:31 PM  

jakomo002: FTA : "I saw him go down and then I heard a loud crash," Teixeira said. "You really worry about a guy's head, neck and back. You never want to see somebody get hurt on a play, especially when you hit the ball. You kind of feel somewhat responsible when you hit a ball and a guy gets hurt on the play. I heard that it's just a contusion. I'm glad nothing was seriously injured."

Actually pretty classy.

And having watched a lot of BlueJays games, I can predict that Lawrie wil probably get injured again. He plays ridiculously hard on every play. Manager John Farrell actually had to tell him to take it easy on the basepaths sometimes because he's afraid he'll get hurt out there.

I think it's probably because he's 22, but man, this kid is going to be a good 3rd baseman for a lot of years.


No he won't... Unless he learns to pump the brakes
 
2012-07-19 03:51:00 PM  

The Bestest: Generation_D: Oh wait, Jeter never would have gotten to that ball in the first place.

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Is that a fish falling to the warning track?
 
2012-07-19 07:49:12 PM  

wxboy: The Bestest: Generation_D: Oh wait, Jeter never would have gotten to that ball in the first place.

[burkeny.files.wordpress.com image 400x322]

Is that a fish falling to the warning track?


So I'm *not* the only person who saw it....
 
2012-07-19 09:18:28 PM  
Disclaimer: I fully understand that it is a photographer's job to take pictures; it's their livelihood and their pay depends on it. I fully admit that even if I was getting paid $0.00 to be there, I'd whip out my camera and start taking pictures of some player busting ass too, instead of helping.

But man, it is a total dick move and makes me sick when I see it.
 
2012-07-19 10:37:57 PM  
Brett Gardner done for the year.
 
2012-07-20 03:01:53 AM  

jakomo002: thecpt: I still don't get it. So what if he hustles to first base after a walk?

Unneccessary, and he might strain something. No need to sprint there, a nice quick little jog is okay. It takes time for the pitcher and next batter to set up anyway.


Sooo.... The ump was within his power to fix his wrong call with an even more wrong call because Lawrie was showing him up?

/glad he's okay. It looked pretty nasty and was the FIRST play I saw after turning the game on. :-\
 
2012-07-20 07:56:38 AM  
Sounds like there is still a pretty good chance of him getting DLed. Travis Snider was brought up to Boston to be ready to play in he is.

Finally, after trying just about every possibility in the organization, the Jays might be bringing up their best left fielder. I honestly thought they were going to try Lind back out there before they called Snider up. He must've slept with someones wife they way he is treated.
 
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