It’s an all-out MLB brawl! During the May 15 game between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Texas Rangers, a massive bench-clearing fight broke out after Jose Bautista made a controversial slide into second base. Watch the crazy fist fight right here!
Who knew the MLB could become the MMA? When the Toronto Blue Jays faced the Texas Rangers in Arlington on May 15, that’s practically what happened! Almost immediately after Jose Bautista, 35, made a hard slide into second baseman Rougned Odor, 22, the two began fighting, and suddenly both teams were on the field throwing punches left and right!
Although it’s not easy to tell whether Jose’s slide into second was unusually rough, apparently Rougned thought it was. As soon as Jose got up from the bag, Rougned shoved his opponent…and once Jose came back at him, Rougned swung right at Jose’s face! But that was only the beginning — Jose and Rougned’s fight turned into a battle of the benches! Click here to see the entire Blue Jays and Rangers brawl go down!
Oddly enough, the fight between Jose and Rougned was quickly put to an end as Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre grabbed hold of Jose before he could really retaliate against Rougned. That certainly didn’t stop the rest of their teams from fighting, though! If you don’t understand how a simple slide triggers such a big brawl, maybe the video below will help!
While it might seem silly for two teams to get so heated over one play, there has reportedly been some bad blood brewing between the Rangers and Blue Jays since last season…which gives a little more explanation to so many punches being thrown. But even with the tense history, umpires gave no sympathy — Jose, Toronto third baseman Josh Donaldson, Rougned, and Texas bench coach Steve Beuchele were ALL ejected from the game!
As if it isn’t crazy enough that such a huge fight occurred during a baseball game, the Bautista/Odor bout wasn’t even the only one of the match. Later that inning, the dugouts cleared again when Blue Jays pitcher Jesse Chavez hit Rangers designated hitter Prince Fielder with the first pitch of his at-bat. Clearly there are some major tensions that need to be worked out between these teams!
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