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Video: Huge brawl breaks out at Triple-A Reno

Jul 27, 2014, 10:12 AM EDT

The Dodgers and Diamondbacks got into a few scuffles last season, and now their Triple-A affiliates are taking the feistiness to another level. Check out this brawl from Saturday evening in Reno …

And here’s some bonus footage from the screen behind home plate, where things got really nasty …

This all stemmed from Dodgers infield prospect Erisbel Arruebarrena pimping a home run on Friday night with a 35-second trip around the bases. Aces starting pitcher Mike Bolsinger threw a ball high-and-tight to Arruebarrena on Saturday before striking him out. After the strikeout, Arruebarrena shoved catcher Blake Lalli.

  1. chill1184 - Jul 27, 2014 at 10:15 AM

    Well at least they’re learning about the rivalry early

  2. proudlycanadian - Jul 27, 2014 at 10:20 AM

    By hockey fight standards, that is tame.

    • notsofast10 - Jul 27, 2014 at 10:55 AM

      Except in Hockey if you leave the bench you are gone for like 20 games. Baseball needs to adopt the same rules and make sure players do not leave the dugout and especially do not leave the bullpen.

      • clydeserra - Jul 27, 2014 at 11:02 AM

        naw, that’s not right.

        I like the “don’t leave the dugout” rule, but it should be required that the bullpen guys run the 400 feet to the scrum.

        that is the best part. Well, I can’t decide between the pens coming in or going back is the best part. Either way, I like seeing them “run”

      • Glenn - Jul 27, 2014 at 11:18 AM

        It would be a pretty big advantage to the team on defense. Every other sport has an even numbers match on the field of play.

      • blacksables - Jul 27, 2014 at 11:35 AM

        It’s not hockey. It’s baseball. I guess that’s what confused you.

      • nothanksimdriving123 - Jul 27, 2014 at 5:50 PM

        “No one can leave the dugout” might result in a batter having to defend against a pitcher, catcher and four infielders. Not good.

  3. djpostl - Jul 27, 2014 at 10:22 AM

    I’d drill him every AB until the next world cup came around lol.

  4. Gordon - Jul 27, 2014 at 10:30 AM

    “Rule 104.5, part D of the Official Unwritten Rules of Baseball: Batters shall not be happy upon hitting a home run. Said batter cannot exceed 28.5 seconds when “rounding the base”, or it will be considered “pimping” & result in retaliation upon the next at bat for said batter. ”

    Seems like a open & shut case to me.

    • dannymac17 - Jul 27, 2014 at 1:38 PM

      Thanks Brian Mccann

  5. upperdecker19 - Jul 27, 2014 at 10:30 AM

    At least no one lost an ear

  6. drewsylvania - Jul 27, 2014 at 10:39 AM

    Collection of c**ts, all of them. The most classless thing I’ve ever seen on a baseball field. It’s a baseball game, plenty of children in the stands. All the unwritten rule crap needs to stop.

    • yahmule - Jul 27, 2014 at 11:16 AM

      Most children are sociopaths anyway. Don’t you know that?

    • historiophiliac - Jul 27, 2014 at 12:53 PM

      You’re going to argue “think of the children” after dropping the c-word? Really? Also, there is nothing insulting about lady parts. They are awesome.

      • jyoung1891 - Jul 27, 2014 at 1:55 PM


      • drewsylvania - Jul 27, 2014 at 2:07 PM

        You’re right about the misogyny of my post. I apologize.

      • historiophiliac - Jul 27, 2014 at 2:08 PM

        Thank you.

      • baberuthslegs - Jul 27, 2014 at 3:39 PM

        Philliac I wish I could give you 10 thumbs up.

    • jimeejohnson - May 21, 2015 at 8:19 PM

      Try and be a little more politically correct. Sarcasm intended.

  7. hierosouls - Jul 27, 2014 at 10:51 AM

    I like the old man telling them to get a hold of themselves. Nobody’s listening to you shut up and sit down.

    • apkyletexas - Jul 27, 2014 at 6:40 PM

      Yeah – no one should ever speak up against evil or violence. Brilliant post.

      Whole bunch of Germans circa 1931 would have really been proud of you.

      • jimeejohnson - May 21, 2015 at 8:20 PM

        Thumbs down courtesy of sauerkraut.

  8. paperlions - Jul 27, 2014 at 10:52 AM

    The unwritten rules are the religion of baseball: inconsistent, hypocritical, responsible for the majority of bloodshed, and based on values of days long ago.

    • blacksables - Jul 27, 2014 at 11:37 AM

      What does this have to do with unwritten rules?

      Why don’t you try and come up with an original argument instead of regurgitating what is written about here.

      • renaado - Jul 27, 2014 at 11:55 AM

        “What does this have to do with unwritten rules?”

        Cause opposing teams thought that Erisbel is disrespectin the game…

      • blacksables - Jul 27, 2014 at 12:04 PM

        Explain how they thought he was doing that? Please, I’m curious.

        Because if he wasn’t wrong, then he must be right.

        Having read the rule book many times, I don’t remember seeing anything that says the player gets to take 35 seconds to round the bases.

        Seems to me that Erisbel is following his own unwritten rules. But I guess that’s okay, as long as you can complain about others doing the same.

      • paperlions - Jul 27, 2014 at 12:15 PM

        First, GFY.

        Second, it has everything to do with the unwritten rules and if you can’t tell that, that is your problem, not mine. They are similar social constructs and have similar (within context) effects.

      • blacksables - Jul 27, 2014 at 12:19 PM

        Wow, good explanation. For a hypocrite. Because you didn’t explain anything.

        Once again, what does this have to do with unwritten rules?

        We’ve already proven in the past that you don’t actually know anything about baseball. Now try to explain the unwritten rules as you know them, and how this applies.

        You made the comment, now explain it.

        Without the insults, please. It just makes you a small person.

      • renaado - Jul 27, 2014 at 12:27 PM

        There’s a different mind set on how these players are thinking when they see a player on the opposin side plays, it’s either the opposing player blasted a homer off em and thinks and uses the reason “disrespecting” as a saying just to show their frustration, or… let’s just say that the other guy from the opposin side thought that pimping a homerun isn’t allowed and bein disrespectful to him and the game, and that’s the way probably on how they’ve been thought to play.

      • blacksables - Jul 27, 2014 at 12:36 PM

        renado, it’s a question for paperlions, who has time and time again shown absolutely no knowledge of baseball, and provides no analysis beyond what someone else has done, but continues to comment on most posts and tell everyone how they are wrong about everything.

        I want paperlions to answer the question.

      • drewzducks - Jul 27, 2014 at 1:27 PM

        I choose to refer to them as “the rules formerly known as written”.

      • historiophiliac - Jul 27, 2014 at 1:34 PM

        It might also be that they are written in ink that is invisible except to those who play the right way…or that Moses dropped the tablet.

  9. paperlions - Jul 27, 2014 at 10:55 AM

    It was Guerrero’s first day back with Albuquerque….I wonder if he just stayed in the dugout and though, “F-this, I’m staying right hear.”

    • yahmule - Jul 27, 2014 at 11:06 AM

      My first thought was that he got the other ear bitten last night.

  10. RonKarate - Jul 27, 2014 at 11:04 AM

    They gotta be taught grit from an early age.

  11. yahmule - Jul 27, 2014 at 11:13 AM

    I think Arruebarrena was being a little asshole. First off, mock the unwritten rule thing all you want, but 35 seconds is a ridiculously long home run trot that would embarrass Ortiz. Especially from a guy with no power. He might as well have run the bases with little Erisbel hanging out. Second, he took a high and tight pitch, but only after he struck out did he decide he had a problem with it. They will probably dot him for real sometime this year if they got half a chance.

    • blacksables - Jul 27, 2014 at 11:40 AM

      They shouldn’t have come high and inside to him. They should have done it to the next batter. And the next batter after that. And the next batter after that.

      Up to the point where his teammates got tired of it and handled it themselves.

      That’s the best solution to any situation like this. Not getting ejected, suspended, and fined because someone on the other team is a punk.

      Let his teammates handle it. Peer pressure works.

      • bkbell3 - Jul 27, 2014 at 11:57 AM

        Handling it my self would entail my now sweaty and nervous hands letting the bat slip and go in high and tight on the pitcher. At least that would be my story afterwards when asked if i got pissed at having a baseball that could kill me thrown at my chin. That’s a bunch of whinny pitcher crap, don’t give up a home run.

      • jimeejohnson - May 21, 2015 at 8:23 PM

        “They shouldn’t have come high and inside to him”

        Tell that to Bob Gibson, Don Drysdale, and Pedro Martinez. You make some good comments and some really lame ones.

  12. jonrox - Jul 27, 2014 at 11:15 AM

    Respect the game, Puig!

    • blacksables - Jul 27, 2014 at 11:40 AM

      I guess you’re one of those guys who think Latin players all look alike. Says a lot more about you than it does about Puig.

      • jonrox - Jul 27, 2014 at 12:47 PM

        I think it says more about the need for a sarcasm font

      • SocraticGadfly - Jul 27, 2014 at 2:45 PM

        I think sarcasm is just one of several things that gets lost on sables at times.

  13. luvusa1 - Jul 27, 2014 at 11:17 AM

    I like the old man telling them to get a hold of themselves. Nobody’s listening to you shut up and sit down.

    Really? Sounds like the only one who had common sense. So I see who you are.

  14. kingscourt25 - Jul 27, 2014 at 11:36 AM

    Eris believe was back pedaling like Deion.

  15. redwings1977 - Jul 27, 2014 at 12:26 PM

    Man, anybody remember Bases Loaded for Nintendo? All you had to do was drill the other teams best player and you’d start a brawl. Then he’d get tossed. Great strategy.

  16. jerze2387 - Jul 27, 2014 at 1:16 PM

    Check out the ESPN version that has the start

    Its hilarious how he pushes the catcher to start, and hes tough while the umpire is in the middle, but when the other 2 guys come he runs full speed away from them LOL. Maybe should have run like that around the bases, but they still caught and made a nice open field tackle on him.

  17. drewzducks - Jul 27, 2014 at 1:28 PM

    Was there a swimming pool involved?

  18. chitownbullet - Jul 27, 2014 at 1:33 PM

    No matter how pathetic the fight was, injury is always a possibility especially a professional athlete. It doesn’t take much to toss a career in the trashcan because someone falls on your knee or someone hyper extends your elbow or you end up with a herniated disc in your neck or back from someone putting you in a headlock or jumping on your back. It’s all fine and dandy to some because it seems macho but in all actuality it’s taking an extremely stupid and ignorant risk with a potential long-term well-paid career.

  19. PanchoHerreraFanClub - Jul 27, 2014 at 1:43 PM

    Just an example of the Dbacks teaching their players to be gritty.

  20. twinfan24 - Jul 27, 2014 at 6:32 PM

    At least Johnny Cueto wasn’t there. It could have really gotten ugly.

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