New York Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner required stitches after a helmet smacks him in the head due to mini temper-tantrum.

Robby Sabo

Is that Brett Gardner or Paul O’Neill? The latter, of course, is as famous for his batting championship swing as he is the temper-tantrums that he constantly threw while entering the dugout.

The New York Yankees water cooler routinely took the brunt of the

In regards to the current Bronx employee, his outbursts have been chronicled to a slighter degree, but so much so that YES Network comparisons have been made.

On Saturday, Gardner was at it again.

Angry after he couldn’t follow through on an extra-base knock, Gardner entered the dugout incredibly mad. Unfortunately, a thrown helmet deflected back into his face.

The Yanks veteran required six stitches in Cleveland to patch up the gash near his lip.

“It was just frustration building up, we gave up the lead,” Gardner said. “You hit a ball like that that’s an out, it’s just frustrating,” via Associated Press.

Gardner finished 0-for-4 in New York’s 8-4 loss to the Indians. Hitless over his last 22 at-bats (dropping his batting average to a meager .217), it’s no wonder Brett Gardner took his frustrations out on the helpless Cleveland Indians visiting dugout.

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