The 30-year old right-hander has been struggling and thought that setting fire to his personal belongings would, ya know, prevent him from hanging more breaking balls.
From The FanHouse:
The Yankees turned up the heat a notch when the game ended. Scott Proctor threw all of his equipment out of the dugout and onto the field. He then proceeded to light it on fire for a little post-game bonfire!We once burned some ants. We were young. Stupid. Didn't appreciate the preciousness of life, whether human or, ugh, ant.
But burning inanimate objects is awesome. No other way about it. Next time Proctor's 3-2 pitch paints the outside corner and he doesn't get the call, we expect him to burn home plate. Or the umpire. But probably home plate.