It’s not just the big fight last night that was in the headlines this week. The other fight card occurred right at home plate on Thursday afternoon at Detroit’s Comerica Park.
No sign of Mayweather and co, this starred a soon to be Hall of Famer, a player that loves the game of baseball and has Yankees fans fantasizing about seeing his image at Cooperstown.
The fight on Thursday night featured insults, profanity and a cheap shot. Sounds more and more like a title fight than baseball. It will of course result in heavy discipline for both teams.
It was the bottom of the sixth inning, The first of three bench brawls starred Tigers legend Miguel Cabrera and Yankees backup catcher Austin Romine, Within the brawl, Yankees starting catcher Gary Sanchez punched Cabrera as he laid on the ground wrestling with Romine.
Here’s where we switch back to Vegas style taunting: “He can do whatever he wants to,” said Cabrera of Sanchez. Adding: “But if he wants to punch me, let it be face-to-face.”
And the retort from Sanchez was: “I was in the dugout and I saw Romine rolling on the [ground] with the other guys. At that moment, just instincts take over, because you want to defend your teammate. That’s your family out there.”
We’ll keep an eye out for the soon to be imposed fines and potential bans for each club.