Originally written on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 4/12/13
Perhaps it was nothing more than ironic or coincidental that Luis Cruz happens to play for the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Dodgers and San Diego Padres were involved in a bench clearing brawl last night that could have easily been avoided. Cruz, of course, is known as the 3B from team Mexico who demanded out loud that his pitcher throw at the next batter after a Canadian player bunted for a base hit while ahead by several runs. Last night’s bonehead was Carlos Quentin, who completely took it upon himself to start the fight between LA and San Diego. Quentin had faced Dodgers RHP Zack Greinke several times, dating back to Quentin’s time with the White Sox and Greinke’s time in Kansas City. The fact that Greinke had hit him twice prior to last night’s game was not alarming based on the amount of times the two faced each other. Add in the fact that Quentin stands way too close to the plate and it is not a surprise he is amount the league leaders annually when it comes to being hit by ...
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