Originally written on Rumors and Rants  |  Last updated 10/21/14
The Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks got into a bean-ball war on Tuesday night, and that led to two benches-clearing standoffs, one of which turned into a brawl. Any hopes that cooler heads would prevail after a day have gone right out the window. The Dodgers are still upset about the fight, as they feel Diamondbacks pitcher Ian Kennedy intentionally threw at the heads of rookie outfielder Yasiel Puig and pitcher Zack Greinke. The pitch to Puig glanced off his shoulder and grazed his nose, while Greinke had a ball deflect off his helmet and hit his left shoulder. After Greinke was hit, a brawl ensued that saw six players and coaches ejected. In between those two incidents, Greinke hit Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero in the back, which prompted the first benches-clearing standoff. Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw said the team is upset because if Puig and Greinke hadn’t reacted fast enough, both could have ended up in the hospital. Kershaw continued: “Do I think Kennedy h...
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