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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.

02/18/2014

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.

06/11/2013