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Vote: What should the Jays do about Brett Lawrie's antics?

Brett Lawrie had a heated exchange with Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons during the team's 6-5 come-from-behind victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday. Can the Jays do anything to curb Lawrie's emotions? Vote in our poll and have your say.

Canadian has heated exchange with John Gibbons

Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie has a history of on-field outbursts. (Nathan Denette/Canadian Press)

He did it again.

Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie let his emotions get the best of him during Sunday’s 6-5 come-from-behind victory over the Baltimore Orioles.

With the Jays staging a rally in the ninth inning, Lawrie hit a fly ball to right field, but the strong-armed Nick Markakis quickly fired the ball back into the infield. Lawrie, upset that teammate Adam Lind didn’t tag at third, first yelled toward that direction, and then got into a heated exchange with manager John Gibbons in the dugout.

The confrontation is just the latest in a string of on-field outbursts since the 23-year-old arrived in Toronto two years ago.

On Friday, he was ejected by umpire Dan Bellino after he flipped his bat, threw down his helmet and tossed his batting gloves behind him as he walked away from the plate following a strikeout against the Orioles.

What can the Jays do to curb Lawrie’s emotions when things don’t go his way?

Vote in our poll and have your say below.