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Brett Lawrie isn’t exactly contrite

May 16, 2012, 6:31 PM EDT

Bill Miller, Brett Lawrie AP

There’s a side to Brett Lawrie‘s story.

That’s what he said after appealing the four-game suspension handed down by MLB on Wednesday. Lawrie, of course, spiked and hit umpire Bill Miller with his helmet during Tuesday’s game.

And he’s not really sorry about it.

“The only thing I regret is the helmet hitting him,” Lawrie said. “I never meant to do that and it shows. I threw it off the ground, it took a bad hop and it hit him totally by accident. I never meant to throw it at him. As that’s coming across, it seems like a lot of people are saying that I threw it at him, I never threw it at him. I never had any intentions of hurting anybody. I was just frustrated at the play at the time and that’s baseball for you.”

Of course, the bad hop comment is ridiculous. Whether Lawrie meant to hit him or not, the helmet bounced exactly the way it should have given the way he threw it. Lawrie probably didn’t intend to hurt anyone, but he was out of control and nothing so far suggests that he’s learned anything from it.

  1. purplekoolaid1 - May 17, 2012 at 9:57 AM

    Did you seriously need to write another article about this? You hate the way Lawrie reacted, we get it. Now get over it and stop trying to get cheap hits.

  2. ezwriter69 - May 17, 2012 at 11:49 AM

    Yet another young man with the Hulk Hogan/Gangsta philosophy of life… if your anger is righteous, NO action is too extreme.

  3. bbil2012 - May 17, 2012 at 5:35 PM

    Don’t bother apologizing.Just appeal the suspension.And then STFU.

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