penalties

When is a baseball game worse than a hockey game?

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I usually don't care much about baseball until after the NHL playoffs are over.  Hockey season drags on through the middle of June, and the baseball pennant races usually don't mean much until August.  But the talk of the sports world that has caught my attention is a baseball fight.

Huh, a baseball fight?


Thursday night in San Diego, Padres' batter Carlos Quentin was hit by a pitch thrown by Dodger pitcher Zack Greinke.  Quentin charged the mound going after Greinke, and both benches cleared as players ran onto the field.

Not following the Dodgers or the Padres, I'm not sure of the so called history between these two players.  The incident went from a rather typical at bat to a field full of players pushing, shoving, and screaming in a very short period of time.

The story became more heated and discussed in the press because in the process Dodgers ace pitcher Greinke broke his collarbone and could miss eight weeks.

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