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A Massive Fight Broke Out Involving Former Major Leaguers After A Third Base Coach Was Decked
Former Oakland A’s infielder and World Series champion Tony Phillips could be facing battery charges after a brawl broke out between his Yuma Scorpions — managed by Jose Canesco — and the Chico Outlaws of the independent North American Baseball League. If that last paragraph sounded like some sort of trashy conglomeration of obscure Google buzzwords, we assure you: all of this actually happened.
The 52-year-old Phillips began jawing with the Chico bench early in the game, and later, while playing third, he exchanged words with former Dodgers outfielder (and two-time World Series champion) Mike Marshall, who was in the third-base coaching box. The two started going at it, both benches cleared, and before you knew it we had ourselves a good old-fashioned Wild West-style showdown. Just without any guns, thankfully. See below:
The 51-year-old Marshall suffered facial injuries, and both him and Phillips were suspended for three games. The league is also considering suspending Canseco for pulling his team from the game after the fight broke out.
Naturally, Canseco had something to say about the whole ordeal, and expressed his feelings via Twitter:
I pulled my team off the field fearing another fight would break out emotions were out of control … Ignorant haters comment on the fight last night. what do you think I did
We’ll take that to mean he doesn’t think he should be suspended.
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