Shortly after Yasiel Puig was hit in the face by Ian Kennedy after Zack Greinke hit Cody Ross, Greinke would again retaliate by hitting Miguel Montero in the back.
Even after three hit batters, things still weren’t settled for Kennedy, who hit Greinke in the back of the head with the first pitch the next inning.
Kennedy was immediately ejected, and a bench-clearing brawl ensued. Punches were thrown and four other people were ejected: Yasiel Puig, Mark McGwire, Kirk Gibson, and Turner Ward. Puig was the only other player.
Here’s the brawl in all of its glory. A lot of stuff to pick out and analyze here, with suspensions no doubt coming.
The legend of Yasiel Puig grows every game.
Puig, while facing the Diamondbacks’ Ian Kennedy, was hit in the face and nose by a pitch that sent him to the ground.
After getting checked out by the trainer, Puig went on to take first base and stay in the game.
Andre Ethier then homered to drive him in and tie the game at 2-2.
The dust has finally settled around the Los Angeles Dodgers, as owner Frank McCourt has agreed to sell the team.
Suitors have emerged, and legendary talk show host Larry King has said that he has joined a group to buy the Dodgers. From the quotes below it wouldn’t be difficult to misconstrue King’s intentions. It’s unclear whether he simply wants the position for show.
“It would be a thrill of a lifetime to be a part owner, a partial owner, of a team I grew up rooting for as a child in Brooklyn. To go to a ballpark and have an owner’s box, to even have a say in a possible trade — are you out of your mind?”
Obviously any fan would love to essentially manage their favorite team, but hopefully King can develop the mindset of an owner rather than that of a misplaced fan.
Actor/comedian Jon Lovitz is a big Dodgers fan, or maybe he’s a big fan of dodging. I get the two confused.
Lovitz is reportedly being sued by the Los Angeles Dodgers organization for $95,400 as a result of his failure to pay for three VIP seats at Dodger Stadium from 2008-2010.
Allegedly, the former ‘Saturday Night Live’ star?did not honor a contract in 2008 regarding reserving seats for all home games in 2008-2010. One of the characters Lovitz?portrayed on ‘SNL’ was legendary Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda.
Ironically, one of his most popular ‘SNL’ characters was pathological liar Tommy Flanagan. Lovitz also portrayed a pathological liar in the movie ‘Trapped in Paradise’. Can’t feel sorry for the Dodgers organization, they should have seen it coming.
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