By now, most if not all you have seen that terrible moment from last night when Brett Lawrie threw his helmet down after a couple questionable calls by the ump -- and it either hit or grazed the ump when he did so. Check it out:
As far as I know, he hasn't been suspended yet, but he should be. And outside of the most outrageous, unacceptably violent and/or intolerant behavior by the ump preceding the scene shown in the .gif, the tirade is beneath the dignity of Major League Baseball and arguments to the contrary can be dismissed. Which isn't to say the ump is without fault, of course.
But then Peter Gammons tweeted this lil' doozy out this afternoon:
If Delmon Young had done what Brett Lawrie did...— Peter Gammons (@pgammo) May 16, 2012
I think I'll just leave this here without further comment. Feel free to finish the sentence.