Blue Jays vs Rangers Brawl

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Blue Jays vs Rangers Brawl

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It all started last year:

Baustista homers and flips his bat in celebration!!

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This year, the Rangers wait until Bautista's last at-bat against them to take their revenge:

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Was it intentional? :yes:
Here's one sportscaster's spin on it:

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Did Odor mean to hit Bautista in the face when "trying" to throw to first?

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Strange that he didn't throw higher, eh? :twisted:
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On Image ANDREW STOETEN wrote:The best (and worst) moments from last night’s Jays vs. Rangers fracas

Check out all the commentary and videos posted...

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Did I mention that Chavez decided that payback seems to be on the cards and went after Fielder:

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Ooops... forgot...


Gibbons got ejected from the game, not once...Image Check out the video!!

But... he was right, look at the pitch he argued about...
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So, during the brawl, he does what a "good" manager does and came out to back his team!!
What does he get for his trouble? Ejected again and is probably looking at a suspension/fine!!
Here's his take on the whole thing:

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And, the suspensions go to...

On Image Staff wrote:MLB suspends Odor, Bautista, Gibbons following Blue Jays-Rangers brawl

Rougned Odor, John Gibbons and Jose Bautista are among those facing suspensions in the aftermath of Sunday’s brawl between the Toronto Blue Jays and Texas Rangers, MLB announced Tuesday.

Odor was handed an eight-game suspension, while Blue Jays manager Gibbons and reliever Jesse Chavez received three each. Bautista and Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus were hit with a one-game suspensions, as was Blue Jays first base coach Tim Leiper.

Among the Blue Jays not suspended, but receiving fines: third baseman Josh Donaldson, centre-fielder Kevin Pillar and bench coach DeMarlo Hale. Several Rangers were fined as well, including: pitchers Matt Bush, Sam Dyson and A.J. Griffin, catcher Robinson Chirinos and bench coach Steve Buechele.

Players can appeal suspensions, so the Blue Jays and Rangers don’t necessarily lose the suspended players right away...

...Chavez hit Prince Fielder with an apparently intentional pitch Sunday before getting ejected. He pitched for the second day in a row Monday, so there's a good chance he wouldn't have pitched Tuesday regardless.

The Blue Jays have no more scheduled games against Texas this year.

Gibbons received a $5,000 fine to go along with the three-game suspension, which he'll serve starting Tuesday.

“I thought that was a little excessive, but I’ve got enough issues to worry about,” he said.

MLB suspended Gibbons for one game when he ran onto the field after being ejected last year. This time the penalty was more severe, but he says his intention was to keep the peace in both cases.

“As a manager that’s your team out there," he said. "You should go out there and try to keep things under control."

Though managers and coaches can't appeal suspensions, Gibbons expects to speak to MLB executive Joe Torre about the reasoning behind the decision in the coming days.

Gibbons can watch batting practice while suspended, but he can’t be on the field or in the dugout during games...

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Odor sucker punched Jose, real sportsmanship there. :rolleyes:
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And, it would seem it's not the first time Odor's pulled that kind of cowardly hit.

And, to boot, the guy's on recording of not regretting his actions.
If I'm the MLB commission reading that, for sure he's not going to
win any appeal on that suspension!!
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