It wasn’t quite an international incident, but a benches-clearing brawl broke out between Mexico and Canada during Saturday’s World Baseball Classic.
In a chippy game that had previously involved a late takeout slide and a collision at home plate, Canadian Chris Robinson bunted to lead off the ninth inning with Canada holding a 9-3 lead. Mexico pitcher Arnold Leon responded by throwing at Rene Tosoni and missing as both teams were warned by the umpire. Then, Leon hit Tosoni on the next pitch and the benches emptied.
Red Sox pitcher Alfredo Aceves was heavily involved in the fray, seen wrestling with Tyson Gillies and appearing to suffer a blow to the head. Aceves’ Red Sox teammates were reported to have cheered at the sight of their pitcher fighting.
The brawl also spilled into the stands, and a Canadian player was struck in the face with a bottle of some sort thrown from the stands.
Alfredo aceves poses for fans before WBC game vs. Canada
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Mexico pitcher Arnold Leon drilled Canada's Rene Tosoni with a pitch. Tosoni reacted angrily, walking toward the mound, prompting the benches to empty...
Leave it to Alfredo Aceves to be part of some controversy, and now on a global stage. During the World Baseball Classic's Mexico v. Canada game at Chase Field in Arizona a full two-team brawl broke out. When Canada's Rene Tosoni was hit by a pitch from Mexico's Arnold Leon, the batter made hit way towards to the mound then all hell broke loose.
Red Sox pitcher Alfredo...
Alfredo Aceves has seemingly been on thin ice. That ice might have just cracked a little bit more.
Baseball fans were given a strange surprise on Saturday when Canada and Mexico traded punches during their World Baseball Classic showdown. The brawl started after things got a little feisty in the ninth inning.
Mexico pitcher Arnold Leon, upset that Canada catcher Chris Robinson dropped...
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...
Alfredo Aceves returned to Spring Training from the World Baseball Classic on Monday and sounded more like a Bruins enforcer than a Red Sox reliever.
The right-hander admitted the tournament was “pretty cool,” despite the team’s shortcomings, according to MLB.com. But, as predicted, the media turned its focus on the dust-up between members of Aceves’ Mexican team and Team...
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...
Team Mexico’s run in the World Baseball Classic is over, but the aftereffects of Sunday’s brawl could continue to linger.
FOX Sports’ Jon Morosi reports that any punishments doled out to those involved in the melee between Mexico and Canada would likely carry over to the regular season, as well, since the tournament is sanctioned by Major League Baseball and the players’...
No need to convince me to watch the World Baseball Classic anymore.
Alfredo Aceves in WBC fight yesterday.
I don’t think anyone was expecting to witness a fight that could have rivaled the craziest Yankees-Red Sox throw down from back in the day.
The brawl that ensued between Team Canada and Team Mexico got so out of hand that more police were called, as these players were just...
A fierce brawl that saw Alfredo Aceves and several players throw nasty punches erupted Saturday in the ninth inning of Canada's 10-3 romp over Mexico in the World Baseball Classic in a melee that also involved fans.
The fights broke out after Canada's Rene Tosoni was hit by a pitch from Arnold Leon with Canada leading 9-3 at Chase Field, home of the Arizona Diamondbacks...
You know what they say, “What happens in the World Baseball Classic, stays in the World Baseball Classic.” Or is it “The first rule of the World Baseball Classic is don’t talk about Fight Club?”
Seven players were ejected in Saturday’s WBC brawl, but that’s the only punishment they will face. The WBC announced “discipline will not be imposed beyond [Saturday's...
PHOENIX (AP) -- A little bunt single turned one WBC matchup into a World Boxing Classic. Alfredo Aceves and several other players threw nasty punches when a full-scale brawl broke out in the ninth inning Saturday of Canada's 10-3 rout of Mexico in the World Baseball Classic, a melee that also involved fans and set off skirmishes in the seats.
"Whoever says that we're...
PHOENIX (AP) -- A fierce brawl that saw Alfredo Aceves and several players throw nasty punches erupted Saturday in the ninth inning of Canada's 10-3 romp over Mexico in the World Baseball Classic in a melee that also involved fans.
The fights broke out after Canada's Rene Tosoni was hit by a pitch from Arnold Leon with Canada leading 9-3 at Chase Field, home of the Arizona...
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