How do you deal with your anger?

Some people throw stuff, punch stuff or hit stuff with wooden bats. After giving up a game-tying homer to Paul Goldschmidt in the bottom of the ninth, Orioles closer Jim Johnson kicked a bat rack in the dugout.

Of the Anger Expression Power Rankings, I would rank “kicking stuff” third behind “throwing stuff” and “hitting stuff with wooden bats.”

  1. Hitting Stuff With Wooden Bats
  2. Throwing Stuff
  3. Kicking Stuff
  4. Punching Stuff

Nothing against Johnson’s form of expression, but you’re much more unlikely to break a toe if you hit something with a bat or throw something.

Jim Johnson kicks a bat rack after blowing save in Arizona

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Zach Wilt is the Founding Editor of and host of the BSR Podcast. He's a loyal Orioles, Ravens and Capitals fan who is obsessed with baseball, loves traveling, In-N-Out Burger and Walt Disney World.


  1. Johnson should punch himself in the face. That what Mystery Man does when he blows…a save.

  2. Johnson should feel lucky that me and Spy don’t come down there and kick something….his ass for blowing ANOTHER save. Me and Spy should open a can of WHOOP ASS, Dundalk Style!

  3. Too bad he didn’t punch something. Then Buck would have a reason to send him to the DL.

  4. […] (Jim Johnson GIF taken with love from Baltimore Sports Report.) […]

  5. He will be out of there by next week and Rodriguez will be the closer!

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