Video: Texas Rangers/Toronto Blue Jays brawl. Toronto's Jose Bautista, who had been hit by a pitch to start the eighth inning of today's Rangers/Blue Jays game, had a hard, dirty slide into Texas second baseman Rougned Odor on a potential double play ball. Odor took exception, punches were thrown, and the result was one of the most epic baseball fights in recent memory.
A few observations:
Kevin Pillar comes in late, but he's swinging and looks like a crazy person.
Adrian Beltre has quite the hold on Jose Bautista
Right before the 1 minute mark, you see Sam Dyson with what looks like a fresh cut on his cheek, so I'm assuming he was involved in fisticuffs
Around the 1:40 mark, it looks like Jeff Banister is getting ready to throw down with someone
At about the 2:35 mark, it looks like Bautista is checking for loose teeth.
At about the 3:15 mark, you can see Banister yelling at John Gibbons, who had already been ejected but apparently came out of the clubhouse to join the drama.
There's a dull part at the 4-5 minute as the umpires huddle, but then they got back to showing a replay of the slide.
At the 6:05 mark, TAG and Busby see the hit for the first time, and TAG is impressed.
At around 6:55, Banister approaches and grabs Gibbons, which is entertaining.
Anyway, check it out below....