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Harper, Lawrie don’t have anything on these guys
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Brett Lawrie’s latest temper tantrum on the baseball diamond was impressive in the annals of baseball blowups, but when his wayward helmet struck home plate umpire Bill Miller, the Associated Press was inspired to make a list, and Toronto’s infielder wasn’t on it.
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$PHOTOCREDIT_ON$It wasn’t quite a golden sombrero (0-for-4 with four strikeouts), but it was a bloody eye. Bryce Harper recently hit himself with his own bat after an 0-for-5 effort with three strikeouts in a temper tantrum in a clubhouse tunnel. This, too, however, didn’t quite make the list.$PHOTOCREDIT_OFF$
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$PHOTOCREDIT_ON$No. 1 atop the baseball blowups list: George Brett. The infamous pine tar game drew the ultimate ire of the Royals star, who had to be restrained by umpire Joe Brinkmann before Brett could get to home plate umpire Tim McClelland.$PHOTOCREDIT_OFF$
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$PHOTOCREDIT_ON$Lou Piniella threw bats, then he threw the first-base bag not once but twice, and finally it ended up in right field. “Some guys were saying they should make it a new Olympic sport,” Cincinnati first baseman Hal Morris said at the time.$PHOTOCREDIT_OFF$
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$PHOTOCREDIT_ON$A great baseball player’s career long was tainted by the spitting scenario, when Roberto Alomar was so spitting mad he spat in home plate umpire John Hirshbeck’s face. “I regret every bit of it. I apologized many times to John,” Alomar said.$PHOTOCREDIT_OFF$
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$PHOTOCREDIT_ON$Mike Veeck was thought by many to be a promotional genius, but Disco Demolition Night went horribly wrong at Detroit’s Comiskey Park in 1979. “I grew up when people were marching for civil rights, marching against the war,” Veeck said. “I didn’t think they would be marching because they hated the Bee Gees.”$PHOTOCREDIT_OFF$
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