In Midwest League action on Sunday, the West Michigan Whitecaps topped the Dayton Dragons by a score of 2-1 in 10 innings. Some would say the baseball action of note was marred by a sixth-inning brawl. Others would say the days events were improved by that same brawl. Regardless of your feelings, here's some color-television footage of sports violence ...
Things got awfully spicy tonight between the Dayton Dragons & the West Michigan Whitecaps. pic.twitter.com/CGTOLPPofK— 120 Sports (@120Sports) May 29, 2017
Chippiness! As you can see, things got started after West Michigan shortstop Anthony Pereira appeared to stomp on the leg of Dayton's Jose Siri, who'd just swiped second base. Pereira and Siri were each ejected immediately. As you can see, things unraveled from there. Speaking of said unraveling, here's this detail from MiLB.com's Tom Nichols ...
After players on both teams rushed toward the second base area, West Michigan's Eduardo Jimenez, a relief pitcher who was not in the game, ran to scene carrying multiple baseballs. Jimenez fired one ball at a group of Dragons players at full speed from about 15 feet away, striking Dragons pitcher Jesse Stallings squarely. It was not known if Jimenez was ejected, but his actions were captured on video and will undoubtedly be reviewed by league and Minor League Baseball officials.
You're not supposed to fight during a baseball game, and you're really not supposed to join the fight holstered up with baseballs.
(Wink of CBS eye: The Score)