Junior Lake

Benches clear in Miami after Cubs outfielder Junior Lake hits homer, shushes Marlins dugout

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A two-run homer by Junior Lake and some subsequent taunting set off a minor benches-clearing fracas between the host Marlins and visiting Cubs on Wednesday night in Miami …

HardballTalk’s official stance on bat flips and home run trots is well known — do them, have fun, baseball is supposed to be fun — but shushing the opposing dugout when you’re still down four runs deserves a little comeuppance. That was Lake’s first home run of the year. Maybe he was making a “No. 1” symbol.

Miami went on to defeat Chicago by a score of 7-3. Here’s a better look at Lake’s shush …

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