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Cuban Baseball Player Takes Bat To Face In Brawl

A bench-clearing brawl in which a ballplayer hit a rival in the face with a bat had disgusted sports fans and pundits bemoaning the state of Cuba’s national sport on Tuesday.


Batting coach Mark McGwire (R) of the Los Angeles Dodgers has words with manager Kirk Gibson of the Arizona Diamondbacks as first base umpire Brian Gorman intervenes during a bench clearing brawl in the seventh inning at Dodger Stadium on June 11, 2013 in Los Angeles, (credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Dodgers, Diamondbacks Brawl On Field After Four Batters Hit By Pitches

The first time the Dodgers and Diamondbacks emptied their benches, following Miguel Montero getting hit by a Zack Greinke pitch, there was a lot of standing around. The second time the benches emptied wasn’t so passive.