There’s no crying in baseball but there can be brawls! A dust up erupted during the ninth inning of the World Baseball Classic between Mexico and Canada.
The bench-clearing brawl resulted in eight ejections. The fight began after Canada catcher Chris Robinson bunted for a base hit with his team up 9-3 in the ninth. Mexico third baseman Luis Cruz felt Canada bunting with a six-run lead was disrespectful, so he encouraged pitcher Arnold Leon to hit the next batter.Leon then threw inside on Canadian batter Rene Tosoni twice in a row, which led to the umpire warning both teams. Leon ignored the warning and hit Tosoni in the back with his 2-0 pitch. Tosoni took a few steps toward the mound after being hit, and both benches cleared.