Blue Jays' Brett Lawrie needs an attitude adjustment

Jays' Brett Lawrie twists his ankle after stealing second base in the sixth inning against the...

Jays' Brett Lawrie twists his ankle after stealing second base in the sixth inning against the Braves in Toronto on Monday, May 27, 2013. (Stan Behal/QMI Agency)

STEVE BUFFERY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:23 PM ET

TORONTO - Brett Lawrie has been described as feisty and talented and a fan favourite. But lately, more than anything, he’s been a pain in the backside. And a detriment to the Toronto Blue Jays.

Forget about the fact that the Langley, B.C., native is hitting .209 with five homers and 14 RBI in 37 games. It’s not his numbers that’s the problem. It’s his attitude.

Sunday’s epic meltdown, or tantrum, or whatever you want to call the little stunt he pulled in the bottom of the ninth against the Baltimore Orioles, was just the latest in a series of selfish acts this season — whining to the umpires and getting turfed, lashing out at Blue Jays fans via Twitter, showing up his teammates.

Lawrie has to cease and desist and get an attitude adjustment. He is an incredibly talented third baseman. But if he continues this “Me first” crap, he’ll eventually become a cancer in the clubhouse.


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