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Now that’s a baseball fight

Aug 9, 2013, 5:44 PM EDT

Not the fight so much as what precipitated it. Pitcher hits batter with ball, batter immediately throws his bat at the pitcher. Behold:

For the record, that went down in a collegiate summer league game between the Humboldt Crabs and California Warriors. I feel like someone is gonna get suspended for that. Call me crazy.

  1. commonsenseisnotcmonman - Aug 9, 2013 at 5:49 PM

    Juuuuuust a bit inside

    • polonelmeagrejr - Aug 9, 2013 at 7:23 PM

      My view o the video didn’t ive me a good look at the pitch.

  2. Shafer's Dealer - Aug 9, 2013 at 5:52 PM

    A new mid-inning game is born in the Far West League…

  3. blabidibla - Aug 9, 2013 at 5:52 PM

    I wish every batter who was “accidently” hit by a baseball would “accidently” lose their grip on the bat next at bat.

    • unclemosesgreen - Aug 9, 2013 at 5:55 PM

      Reminds me of the time the original “dirt dog” himself, Mr. Christopher Trotman Nixon accidentally threw his bat at Ryan Rupe of the then still devilish floating carpets.

    • apmn - Aug 9, 2013 at 7:09 PM

      Never bring a baseball to a baseball bat fight.

    • proudlycanadian - Aug 9, 2013 at 7:11 PM

      That was tame. In hockey, each have received 10 minutes for fighting and a game misconduct.

      • nothanksimdriving123 - Aug 9, 2013 at 10:13 PM

        Canadian? And you don’t know the penalty for fighting is 5 minutes? No Molson’s for you tonight.

      • proudlycanadian - Aug 10, 2013 at 3:45 AM


  4. unclemosesgreen - Aug 9, 2013 at 5:52 PM

    If that isn’t the exact treatment afforded A-Rod by Porcini tonight there ought to be an investigation.

    • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Aug 9, 2013 at 6:41 PM

      Why is Arod facing a mushroom tonight?

      • unclemosesgreen - Aug 9, 2013 at 6:42 PM

        Because the Tiggers loooove high school pitchers. Just look at the old stiff they just brought back, Jeremy Bonderman.

  5. captainwisdom8888 - Aug 9, 2013 at 6:11 PM

    He forgot to kick the catcher in the mouth first…

    • unclemosesgreen - Aug 9, 2013 at 7:04 PM

      You must be referring to a former Sawks farmhand, one Izzy Alcantara, and he push-kicked the catcher in the chest protector. No harm done, and an improvisational bit of revenge genius in my not-so-humble opinion.

  6. stayclassyasheville - Aug 9, 2013 at 6:24 PM

    I hate the unwritten rules in any sport. I think it’s apples to apples if a pitcher intentionally throw the ball at the batter, they should expect the batter to intentionally throw the bat back. Both a bat and a ball could seriously injure someone. This was the bush leagues though.

  7. thebigtim2012 - Aug 9, 2013 at 6:26 PM

    Gotta love a trot Nixon reference. Perhaps the most underrated of all the mid level outfielders ever

    • unclemosesgreen - Aug 9, 2013 at 7:07 PM

      All respect to Trot.

    • unclemosesgreen - Aug 9, 2013 at 7:07 PM

      … the original pine-tar helmet brigade Dirt-Dog Captain.

    • nobody78 - Aug 9, 2013 at 7:35 PM

      “the most underrated of all the mid level outfielders ever”

      This is the best slightly-above-average superlative I’ve ever encountered.

      • unclemosesgreen - Aug 9, 2013 at 7:41 PM

        That comment is certainly in the Hall of Good of Backhanded Compliments. But it tells a simple truth – he was deeply mid-level and undeniably great at the same time.

    • stlouis1baseball - Aug 9, 2013 at 7:48 PM

      Yeah…I always enjoyed watching Trot play as well.

    • baseballer28 - Aug 10, 2013 at 6:16 PM

      and he’s still the best high school player ever to come out of NC.

  8. latchbeam - Aug 9, 2013 at 6:27 PM


  9. scoutsaysweitersisabust - Aug 9, 2013 at 6:29 PM

    You have to give the announcer credit for immediately reacting to plead for the fans to stay calm and under control. That’s the sort of thing where most in the stadium are friends and family and could have EASILY gotten out of control.

  10. Gordon - Aug 9, 2013 at 6:45 PM

    Batter gets points for creativity, at least.

  11. RickyB - Aug 9, 2013 at 6:45 PM

    Although you don’t know the name of the batter that got hit, the boxscore reveals that none of the four players that got hit during the game were replaced at any time. Hard to believe the batter did not get ejected.


  12. boscoesworld - Aug 9, 2013 at 7:02 PM

    I was expecting a good old fashioned brawl. That was pretty weak sauce!!

    • unclemosesgreen - Aug 9, 2013 at 7:06 PM

      Only the start of the video matters – it’s all about the bat-throw Bosco!!

  13. stlouis1baseball - Aug 9, 2013 at 7:50 PM

    What I got from the video was a batter throwing his bat, people running on the field…then people in the stands screamed a lot. But they weren’t well versed in the art of screaming and/or heckling.

    • jimeejohnson - Aug 10, 2013 at 11:33 AM

      This is my neck of the woods, St.Louis, It’s the Redwood Coast, only 1 more county away from the Oregon border, and 4 hours North of a big city (San Francisco). Saying these people are mellow might even be an understatement, especially in the college town of Arcata where the Crabs play. If you ever get there make sure and eat the local Dungeness crabs (in season) or some local salmon, oysters, with the local pale ale. California crab Benedict, too!

      • stlouis1baseball - Aug 12, 2013 at 12:26 PM

        Love me some fresh seafood Jimee. Thanks for the recommendation.
        If I am ever that way…you can count on me taking you up on it!

  14. mnwildfan15 - Aug 9, 2013 at 7:53 PM

    Ninja batter whaaaaaaaaaa

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