The Reno Aces and Albuquerque Isotopes, AAA affiliates for the Diamondbacks and Dodgers, had one of the biggest baseball brawls of the season.
Isotopes infielder Erisbel Arruebarrena was upset after he felt he was thrown at in the top of the second inning by pitcher Mike Bolsinger. He then shoved Aces catcher Blake Lalli after striking out and threw his helmet at another Reno player. Things escalated from there, as the two teams rushed the backstop.
This was not your typical MLB crowd convergence. Takedowns. Punches thrown. A melee at the backstop. This was a full-on backyard rumble. Ten players were ejected.
There aren’t many players in the NFL that like Seattle Seahawks star cornerback Richard Sherman, and now it seems that feeling is spreading to his own teammates.
During just the second day of the Seahawks’ minicamp on Wednesday, the outspoken cornerback got into it with wide receiver Phil Bates, and the altercation ended with Bates’ jersey being torn off and punches being thrown.
Teammates intervened, and Sherman, Earl Thomas, Percy Harvin and Doug Baldwin all got involved in the offense vs. defense civil war.
In traditional Pete Carroll fashion, the Seattle coach played off the skirmish, and joked about the situation.
Sherman and Bates were seen laughing about it later, and Sherman and Harvn did a playful recreation on sideline.
After the two teams got in a scuffle last week, the Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays cleared the benches once again on Friday.
Rays pitcher David Price hit Mike Carp with a pitch in the fourth inning, bringing both teams out of their respective dugouts. David Ortiz, who was also hit by a pitch in the first inning of the game, was especially upset and started shouting loudly at Price and in the direction of James Loney.
According to Gordon Edes from ESPNBoston.com, four members of the Red Sox were ejected during the game. Starting pitcher Brandon Workman, third base coach Brian Butterfield, manager John Farrell and bench coach Torey Lovullo were all sent to the showers early.
Despite all of the ejections, Boston still won, 3-2, in 10 innings.
You ever heard of Popeyes? You know that fried chicken place that competes with KFC. Well, things turned ugly at a Westgate Mall in Brockton, Massachusetts on Tuesday when a brawl that started in a nearby shoe store spilled into the restaurant. Punches, chairs and even jars of rice were thrown. One nose was broken, four people were arrested. From Enterprise News:
Joshua Taylor, 22, of 121 Walnut St., will be charged with affray, two counts of felony malicious damage and intimidation of a witness.
Police say Taylor threatened to kill a witness who pointed him out to police, and later kicked in the door panel on the cruiser and bent one of the bars on the cruiser window.
Taylor was too “out-of-control” to be booked immediately Tuesday night, police said.