Same as it ever was.
When the game gets out of hand the players can often get a bit short-tempered. As evidenced by the Associated Press photo above, dated June 5, 1950, we are witness to a melee between the Dodgers and Cubs at Wrigley field. The Dodgers were well on their way towards an embarrassing rout of the Cubbies when in the fourth inning outfielder Jim Russell took offense at an inside pitch from Chicago hurler Paul Minner.
So, Russell charged the mound. A shove here... A punch there... Before you knew it a bunch of ballplayers were sprawled on the ground like some schoolkids playing tackle football.
No doubt, cooler heads eventually prevailed. Russell was out of the game, and the Dodgers went on to score seven more runs to win 13 to 1. I found the photo above on eBay. Check that auction out here.
Below are more links to check out:
- Roberto at Vin Scully is My Homeboy has the details for an current auction being put together by former Dodger broadcaster Ross Porter for an intimate luncheon with Porter and Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully. All funds to benefit Stillpoint Family Resources. Check out Roberto's post for more information.
- This would make me very unhappy. Via Evan Massey at Classicalite, "San Francisco Giants Expected to Strongly Pursue Zack Greinke in 2015 MLB Free Agency."
- To the surprise of no one, Don Mattingly has interviewed with the Marlins, via a tweet from Joe Fisaro.
Source: Don Mattingly is interviewing with #Marlins today— Joe Frisaro (@JoeFrisaro) October 26, 2015
- Via Eric Stephen at True Blue LA, "No labrum repair needed in Yasmani Grandal shoulder surgery."
"We knew there was a chance that we might had to do the labrum. But obviously I didn't want to take longer to come back," Grandal said on Monday. "So I was very happy to hear that the labrum wasn't touched once I woke up from the surgery."
- Joc Pederson came in fourth in the Sporting News National League Rookie of the Year polling of 167 current players (link here). Andre Etheir came in fifth in the Sporting News National League Comeback Player of the Year polling of 198 current players (link here).
- Via Mike Rosenbaum at MLB.com, "Dodgers' Farmer continues hot hitting in AFL."
"I worked hard in the offseason lifting weights and getting my lower half in shape," he said. "I also made a slight adjustment to my swing, and things have just taken off from there."
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