Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 3/11/13
Blame Canada! Michael Saunders the Mariners outfielder absolutely destroyed pitches over the weekend in Phoenix, earning the top player award for round one. How sweet is it to say that eh? Mariners fans? The World Baseball Classic may have been criticized or downgraded in previous years, but the competition appears ready to stay. Although the WBC is not doing well for television in America, it is a very popular event around the world as fans get to see their local talent against some of the worlds best. This weekend will be remembered most in North America for the brawl that took place Saturday night at Chase Field in Arizona (home of the Diamondbacks). With a 7-run lead in the 9th, Canada’s Chris Robinson bunted for a single. Mexico did not take this lightly and hit the next batter igniting a brawl that saw punches thrown and fans and players tossed from the park. This weekend will be remembered differently for Mariner’s fans and probably OF Michael Saunders as well. This could be...
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