Play Fantasy Use your Fantasy skills to win Cash Prizes. Join or start a league today. Play Now
  • My Scores
  • Golf
  • NCAA FB
  • NHL
  • MLB
  • NFL

VIDEO: Benches clear after Cliff Lee almost plunks Denard Span

By Mike Axisa | Baseball Writer

More MLB: Power Rankings | Expert Picks | Latest news & notes | Fantasy news

The Nationals and Phillies are opening a three-game series in Philadelphia on Friday night, and, in the fifth inning, things got a little chippy after Cliff Lee and Denard Span exchanged words:

No punches were thrown or anything like that, which is the norm these days. As you can see in the video, it all stemmed from Lee throwing inside to Span after he tried to call time during the lefty's wind-up. Pitchers don't like that kind of stuff.

Since the whole thing blew over without incident, the only reason this brawl is noteworthy is this excellent GIF of Span saying "come on, man" after the pitch by Lee:

Outstanding.

(GIF via NotGraphs)

CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
COMMENTS
Conversation powered by Livefyre

mlb Video

September 30, 2014
A-Rod not guaranteed to start in 2015 (3:15)
1 September 26, 2014
Derek Jeter's emotional final game in Yankee Stadium
(6:05)
2 September 24, 2014
MLB Power Rankings and Awards: 9/24
(4:59)
3 September 23, 2014
MLB Top 10 players of the 2014 season
(5:14)

Latest

Most Popular

CBSSports.com Shop

Mens Baltimore Orioles Majestic Charcoal 2014 AL East Division Champions Locker Room T-Shirt

MLB Division Champs Gear
Get your team today
Shop Now