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Umpire Bill Miller Hit By Beer Leaving Field In Toronto After Rays Defeat Blue Jays

Torontans were an acrimonious bunch on Tuesday night as the Rays completed a two-game sweep of the Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre. First, there was Brett Lawrie, the Toronto third baseman who was tossed in the the bottom of the ninth shortly after striking out against Fernando Rodney. The Rays closer got him looking and Lawrie took umbrage with home plate umpire Bill Miller's call. Ok, he lost hist mind and, with veins bulging from his forehead, slammed his helmet to the ground in the direction of Miller as he went to confront the ump. The helmet ricocheted off the dirt and hit Miller, which will almost surely mean a suspension for young Mr. Lawrie.

Well, Miller didn't get enough for one Toronto fan, who decided to toss his beer at the him as the crew exited the field and made their way into the tunnel and clubhouse.

An animated gif of Miller getting hit with the beer after the jump:

Via @BubbaProg:


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