Brett Lawrie was ejected after his helmet hit umpire Bill Miller in the hip after Lawrie slammed it to the ground. Should he be punished further?
ericwingard: "'passion' plus stupidity = suspension. "
ibanez77: "Two terrible calls, and the ump will not be disciplined or otherwise held accountable for them, but the player will be held responsible for his reaction. Throwing the helmet was over the top, but I'd be pissed too. "
joebud258: "Lawrie deserves to be suspended for throwing his helmet--that's the reality. But that is the sort of thing that can happen when an ump makes one bad call then intentionally makes an even more obviously horrendous call so he can teach the player a lesson. "
70champs "I think both of those pitches were balls, but showing up an umpire is never going to help your cause. And while I doubt Lawrie intended to hit him with his helmet, he deliberately spiked it in his direction. Pete Rose got a 30 day suspension for bumping an umpire. Lawrie should get 10 games, minimum. "
rponulak24: "While Lawrie was definitely out of line, that ball was nowhere close to a strike. Funny that a player will get suspended for doing something wrong, but nothing will happen to the ump whose WRONG call caused Lawrie's outburst."
Jareddspence: "Lawrie was completely justified in his actions. Terrible calls should be challenged. He threw his helmet at the ground, not at the ump, it happened to hit the ump. He was going to be ejected immediately for challenging strike three, so why not make a good argument and yell and make your point. "