Our first big baseball brawl of the season happened this afternoon in the 8th inning of the Blue Jays-Rangers game. It all started when Jose Bautista slid hard into second to take out Rougned Odor, who then got pissed and from there an all out brawl ensued. Let’s break it down.
— Sid Seixeiro (@Sid_Seixeiro) May 15, 2016
Pretty basic take out slide, but with the new rules it’s definitely illegal and definitely pissed off Odor.
Strong chin by Bautista. Took it right in the face like a boxer.
— Pat Doney (@PatDoneyNBC5) May 15, 2016
While all of this was going on, they forgot the ball was in play
— Sports Swag Apparel (@TeamSportsSwag) May 15, 2016
The take out slide definitely worked because it was a terrible throw by Odor, but everyone just left the ball there. They probably could’ve snuck in that second out if someone would’ve remembered.
All in all it was a FANTASTIC first brawl of the season. I’m looking forward to more of these.