If you've watched a Yankees game where the team has fallen victim to a bad strike call, you've probably seen Brett Gardner losing his mind in the dugout. It seems the veteran outfielder has reached his boiling point with umpires' errant calls, and on multiple occasions this year, Gardner has been seen bashing the ceiling of the Yankees' dugout with his bat.
Yankees' beat writer Bryan Hoch provided a photo which shows the aftermath of the ceiling in the Yankees' dugout, and boy, Gardner has really left his mark.
Just look at all of the bumps and bruises on the ceiling. You can bet your bottom dollar that Gardner is the man responsible for at least 95% of those. And judging from the fact that they're spread all across the ceiling, Gardy doesn't have a preferred location to whale on. He'll introduce any part of that ceiling to the tip of his bat.
Gardner was at it again on Saturday, getting ejected in the sixth inning against the Indians for, once again, banging his bat against the top of the Yankees' dugout. Apparently the action itself wasn't what warranted the ejection, but rather Gardner's "noise-making" sealed the deal.
It looks as if Yankee players are well aware that they should stay out of Gardner's way when he's in a mood like this. Unfortunately, the ceiling has no escape from his wrath.