Every baseball season we’ll get one or two real fights with real punches being thrown. Last year’s biggie was obviously Rougned Odor blasting Jose Bautista in the face. But outside of that we’ll have dozens of fake fights. That’s when a couple guys start jawing, their teammates hold them back a little bit, and the benches clear without anything actually happening.
Our first one this year comes from this afternoon’s Blue Jays-Rays game.
No punches thrown, no real shoving, just a lot of “hold me backs”. A classic baseball “fight”. Not even one ejection.
If baseball wants to keep our attention this early in the season, we need to see some hands flying.