Aggressions and violence has been in sports ever since they first began. In baseball throwing inside to a batter or doing a takeout slide at second are two examples of aggressive behavior, but unless it gets out of hand the umpires and players don’t get mad. If players keep getting hit on inside pitches in the same game or when they play the same teams than there is usually retaliation. MLB usually lets the players police themselves unless something gets out of hand. A bench clearing brawl may end up in player suspensions and fines but nothing too drastic because usually in baseball bench clearing brawl don’t amount to much maybe a punch or two being landed. The worst brawl of late didn’t involve two teams it involved it involved Frank Francisco of the Texas Rangers and an Oakland Athletics fan. A fan had been heckling the Rangers bullpen the whole game and said a racial slur and Francisco threw a folding chair into the crowd and hit the fans wife. Francisco was suspended for... [continues]
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