KC Royals: Brett Lawrie Whines About Royals Fans


As if begging the league office to punish KC Royals reliever Kelvin Herrera on Sunday weren’t enough, Oakland’s Brett Lawrie couldn’t leave hard feelings alone on Tuesday.

On the day major-league baseball handed down a five-day suspension to Kelvin Herrera and a fine for Yordano Ventura, Brett Lawrie decided to throw more gasoline on the fire. I guess the league buying into his victim routine wasn’t enough.

Brett Lawrie spent Tuesday whining about the behavior of Kansas City Royals fans. Brett Lawrie told MLB.com’s Jane Lee:

"“That was probably the worst series of baseball that I’ve ever played,” said Lawrie. “I don’t think you can even call it baseball, because it wasn’t. I’ve never been a part of anything like that in three days in my entire life. It wasn’t baseball. It didn’t feel like baseball.“And the way their fans approached everything, I hated it. The way their fans were antagonizing everything, you know, I got a first-pitch missed curveball up in my head and everyone leaps up in their seat like Bruce Buffer is about to come out. That’s not how we’re doing things.“Shame on their fans for antagonizing everything that went on there, because that had a lot to do with it. Shame on the players and their team that went with it. I’m just glad it’s all over and we’re moving on. We don’t have to see them till June, and we’re just going to continue to go out and continue playing baseball.”"

Brett Lawrie sounds like a school-yard bully who is offended anyone dared to stand up to him. Hey, Brett, if you want to find the responsible party for the ugly weekend, why not try looking in the mirror?

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First, you slide into Alcides Escobar when he can’t defend himself. You are looking right at the base. Are you telling me that a 25-year-old professional athlete in his prime doesn’t know where his foot is going?


Then, you try to blame everyone but yourself when ugliness ensues. You even try to blame KC Royals fans for not appreciating your dirty play on the field.

Grow up. Your actions will have consequences.

That doesn’t mean I condone Kelvin Herrera throwing behind your back. If Herrera wanted to respond to Scott Kazmir hitting Lorenzo Cain in the foot in the first inning of Sunday’s game, he should have thrown at your feet. Throwing high was an escalation.

He also created a risk of injury to you.

But, calling out Kansas City fans for being fans is childish. Fans are why you have a chance to become a multi-millionaire. Without fans, no one would care about anything you have to say.

You also told Jane Lee that:

"“You get what you deserve, more or less,” said Lawrie."

I completely agree. That’s why pitchers were throwing at you last weekend. While the response went too far, you are not blameless.

No matter what you want people to believe.

Man up and accept the consequences for your actions. Crying about it only makes you look pathetic.

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