Found March 09, 2013 on
The Outside Corner:
I'm sure everyone heard about the brawl during Saturday's Canada-Mexico WBC matchup. In case you didn't, check it out here. Anyway, after the game, Team Canada's first base coach Larry Walker had some absolutely fantastic answers to questions from the media. Here are some of the highlights, courtesy of Yahoo's Eh Game blog.
Q: Had somebody done that to you during your career, 9-3 in the ninth inning, what would've happened in a regular-season game?
A: In a major league baseball game, yeah, that probably would've been called for. Maybe a brushback or a hit or something crazy like that. Their third baseman was sitting there taking the ball and telling him to hit him right in the ribs. I can't believe he didn't get tossed out of the game for instigating the whole thing. I think something would've been happening in a major league game. It might not have happened that game. You see each other enough during the season, or next year you'l...
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As potentially inflammatory as these comments from former Colorado Rockies great Larry Walker are, not many Americans are paying attention to the World Baseball Classic so it just may go unnoticed.
Walker, who is a Canadian and serves as a first base and hitting coach for the national team at the WBC, told USA Today Sports prior to an encounter with the Americans on Sunday for a...
Amid the chaos that took place at Chase Field on Saturday, Canadian coach and former major league All-Star Larry Walker emerged as a peacekeeper.
Mexico and Canada came to blows during their World Baseball Classic clash, and things really got ugly. Both sides threw punches, which immediately increased the risk of injury.
Walker tried to restore order, though, first by grabbing Mexico...
very own Anthony Aidonidis reported earlier today that Red Sox relief pitcher
Alfredo Aceves was involved in a brawl during the World Baseball Classic game
between Mexico and Canada. As the dust settles around the diamond it’s
becoming clear that Aceves will be among a few players punished for their
participation during this skirmish. The question remains: What will be the...
Alfredo Aceves comes off as a scary dude.
Not only does Aceves throw gas when he’s on the mound, but he also has a rather intimidating aura about him, which is enough for most guys to refrain from picking a fight with the Red Sox right-hander.
Canadian outfielder Tyson Gillies apparently didn’t get the memo, though. Or perhaps the Phillies minor leaguer has a death wish. Either...
Canadians are in the midst of a debate over whether fighting should persist in hockey. Thus conflicted about their national pastime, on Saturday they brawled in ours .
Team Canada didn't instigate the epic donnybrook in the ninth inning of their 10-3 triumph over Team Mexico, but they finished on top. That's not to say the Canadians would have been declared the victors on...
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Mexico and Canada got into a big fight during the ninth inning of Canada’s 10-3 victory in Pool D play of the World Baseball Classic Saturday at Chase Field in Arizona.
The benches-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...