Originally written April 17, 2013 on Larry Brown Sports:
Brandon Inge spent 11-plus seasons as a utility infielder for the Detroit Tigers before being traded to the Oakland A’s last season. He played in 74 games for the A’s last year and struggled at the plate with a .226 average, and as a result Inge has begun the 2013 season in Triple-A with the Pittsburgh Pirates organization. As someone who spent a large portion of his career in Detroit, Inge is likely no stranger to unruly fans. On Tuesday, he learned that minor league fans can be just as ruthless when a brawl nearly broke out after a Toledo Mud Hens fan was chucking peanuts at him. The Toledo Blade described the incident: According to eyewitness reports, in the early innings of the contest the unidentified fan was throwing peanuts at the (Indianapolis) Indians’ Brandon Inge, who spent significant time with both the Detroit Tigers and Hens. Before the fifth inning began, the fan came to railing on the far side of the Indianapolis dugout and exchanged words with Inge. A number of Inge...
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