I can’t say for certain, but I don’t think that Derek Lee liked what Chris Young had to say as he walked to first base.
Most of the baseball footage on You Tube these days is camcorder footage of a fight. The problem is that most people don’t start shotting until after the fight has already begun. In this case, the fan got the start of the fight.
The best part of the video of this Jr. College brawl is some girl shrieking about her boyfriend getting hit.
Here’s a classic brawl that follows the formula. Guy hits home run. Guy gets beaned his next time up. Guy’s team retaliates. Fight! Fight! Fight!
Kicking the catcher before rushing the mound … not a bad idea.
17 Ejected. The pitcher was arrested.
I just finished Ross Bernstein’s The Code: Baseball’s Unwritten Rules and Its Ignore-at-Your-Own-Risk Code of Conduct and it got me to thinking about the role that brawls play in baseball. Like many fans, I think today’s hitters have gotten much too comfortable on the inside of the plate and are far too quick to rush the mound. Still, I have to admit, I get an adrenaline rush every time I see a baseball brawl.