Turns out that the Rangers’ Rougned Odor has a history of battling folks on plays at second base. It also happened at least once in the minors (see below).
I have a hard time rooting for anyone in this fight that occurred on Sunday — José Bautista’s slide was way wrong, and Odor has real anger issues. Verdict: Both are douchebags. Also, it’s going to take some time for MLB’s new slide rule at second base to take hold. Runners just can’t seem to help themselves from trying to take out the shortstop/second baseman on these plays. I have yet to see anyone just make a simple Little League-type slide directly into the bag, as the rule requires.
So the brawl between the Rangers and Blue Jays is in the books, and now all we await is for the High Sparrow to hand out the fines and necessary atonements. One only prays that Prince Fielder is not made to do the naked Walk of Shame.
But now you can commemorate the moment with these video games!
— Kofie Yeboah (@KofieSpeaks) May 15, 2016
— Marcas Grant (@MarcasG) May 16, 2016
Turns out that Rougned Odor was quick to throw down even in the minors https://t.co/8u4XoF0JVg
— 120 Sports (@120Sports) May 16, 2016
And these T-shirts.