Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Video: Bench-Clearing Fight @ Mexican Winter Leagues

Only in the Winter Leagues, right?

This is terrible. A game in the Mexican League between the Mexicali Aguilas and Obregon Yaquis last Thursday night featured a bench-clearing brawl.

With two out in the top of the sixth inning and Obregon leading, 6-1, Yaquis left fielder Jeff Salazar drew a walk and subsequently stole second. After a pickoff attempt by Mexicali pitcher Alejandro Martinez bounced off Salazar into left field, the former Arizona Diamondbacks player exchanged words and then fists with Aguilas second baseman second Oswaldo Morejon, precipitating the brawl. While squaring off with Morejon, Salazar was flattened by a blindside football-style hit from Martinez and lay motionless near second base while bedlam ensued around him. Amazingly, only Salazar and Morejon were ejected from the game.

Ambulance came in to the stadium to check in with Salazar who was knocked down cold. Fans started throwing beers, food, garbage to the dugouts. The brawl doesn't end when the ambulance comes.

Sad.

Almost 10 minutes long. Watch it: