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Roy Firestone: WBC Is Baseball But They're Still Brawling

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Roy Firestone was on to talk about one of the wildest baseball fights in recent memory. Did you see the big brawl between Mexico and Canada in the World Baseball Classic?

It started when Canada's Chris Robinson bunted for a single in the 9th inning with his team up 9-3. Bunting when you are way ahead is a no-no in baseball, which almost results in some sort of payback. Dodgers infielder Luis Cruz, generally known as one of the nicest players in the game, motions to his pitcher to hit the next batter in retaliation.

The pitcher, Arnold Leon, did just that, hitting Rene Tosoni. That started the brawl. The fights lasted several minutes, but no players were punished for the brawl. The whole thing may have stemmed from the fact that in the WBC, total runs count as tiebreakers later in the tournament, so Canada wasn't really running up the score.

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