Monday, June 18, 2007

Why Did They Stop Them?

I don't know about you but the only boos I heard was after Derrek Lee was hit by the pitch and when Chris Young left the field once the fight was over.

But during the actual brawl itself, nobody was booing. There was wild cheers and applause from the fans in the stands. The fans clearly loved it and therefore the umpires were wrong to eject Lee and Young from the game. The fans loved it and deserved more of it.

Now the real travesty will come when Major League Baseball suspends the combatants. MLB cannot survive without the passion, emotion, and intensity these fights bring to the game if they keep dealing with incidents in such a draconian fashion. How MLB expects to build a fanbase and TV audience without the stuff is beyond me...

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