go to MSN.com
Found March 09, 2013 on NESN.com:

Via NESN:

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.


More from NESN.com:
10 Comments:
  • That's what Mexicans do. Cheap shots and fighting, what's new?
  • Go Canucks!
  • Big deal.
  • bbb
  • Mexicans and Cheap shots. I hope someone hunts down the MF and gets some payback.
  • Canadians just thought they were playing hockey.
  • Typical mexicans, cheaters. When is the world going to learn nobody is better than North Americans at sports. This is reason 1,000,000,001 why they all need to be deported
  • Let the racist comments begin!

    Hey all you f'n racist that always write your ignorant racist comments need to get a life!! We are here to comment about the sport, not somebody's ethnic background.

    Might I remind some of you that are "geographically" illiterate Mexico is part of North America!! Moron!!

    In addition, Mexico BEAT the US!! That's right, since ethnicity matters to you knuckle-draggers, I am a proud American AND Mexican citizen who happens to speak 3 languages - English, Spanish and Italian. How many of you (white Americans) are at least bilingual? Very small percentage!!!

    White Americans seem to think that they are inherintly racially superior?! White people apparently never throw cheap shots, break the law, instigate problems . . . . how naive.
THE BACKYARD
RELATED ARTICLES

Your Morning Dump...where it was just another day of being Satanic for Alfredo Aceves

Alfredo aceves poses for fans before WBC game vs. Canada Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Mexico pitcher Arnold Leon drilled Canada's Rene Tosoni with a pitch. Tosoni reacted angrily, walking toward the mound, prompting the benches to empty...

Alfredo Aceves takes two punches to the face in WBC fight (VIDEO)

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’ Participation in WBC Brawl Again Puts Pitcher on Hot Seat, Creates Questions for Red Sox

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...

Larry Walker Thinks He ‘Saw Satan’ in Alfredo Aceves’ Eyes While Restraining Pitcher During WBC Brawl

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 Explains His Role in Mexico-Canada Brawl, Why He Tangled With Tyson Gillies

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...

Larry Walker saw Satan in Alfredo Aceves' eyes

Our 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...

Report: Alfredo Aceves’ Punishment From Sunday’s Brawl Could Carry Over to Regular Season

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’...

Ex New York Yankees in WBC brawl that you want to watch

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...

Fierce brawl mars Canada's 10-3 win over Mexico

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...

WBC Brawl Will Result in No MLB Suspensions for Alfredo Aceves, Oliver Perez, Five Others Ejected

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...

Brawl mars Canada's rout of Mexico in WBC

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...

Dodgers' Cruz, Gonzalez in brawl in the WBC

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...
Red Sox News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

RUMORS & GOSSIP

Bills sign Kyle Orton

James Walker of ESPN reports that the Bills have agreed to a one-year contract with veteran QB Kyle Orton. Adam Caplan reported earlier in the day that a name to keep an eye on in regards to the Bills search for a backup quarterback is Orton, so this isn’t a complete surprise. Buffalo parted ways with Jordan Palmer Friday, despite signing him to a contract just a few days...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
10 hours ago

Homeless Little Leaguer gets rent paid thanks to donation

A sad story about one of the Jackie Robinson West Little Leaguers took a happy turn thanks to the generous act of one business owner. Jackie Robinson West Little League, which represented the Great Lakes region at the Little League World Series, won the US championship before losing to eventual world champion South Korea. One […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 hours ago

Two Broncos players hospitalized overnight in Dallas

Denver Broncos running back Ronnie Hillman and cornerback Kayvon Webster did not travel with their team back to Denver from Dallas following their preseason finale on Thursday evening.  Both players were hospitalized overnight after coming up with uknown illnesses. Neither played in Denver’s 27-3 win over Dallas (via the Denver Post). Hillman, a third-year running back from San...
Via Sportsnaut
9 hours ago

Seahawks release Terrelle Pryor

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk is reporting that the Seahawks are cutting QB Terrelle Pryor as they work to get down to 53 players. Florio mentions that the Rams could be a team to watch in regards to Pryor as they could use some more depth at quarterback. Seattle acquired Pryor from the Raiders in return for a seventh-round selection back in April. Pryor, 24, has one year...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
12 hours ago

NFL suspends Aldon Smith for nine games

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has reportedly been suspended for the first nine games of the 2014 season by the National Football League. A suspension of this magnitude has long been expected and it will impact San Francisco’s early-season success a great deal.  49ers Aldon Smith suspended 9 games. Full NFL statement here: pic.twitter.com/cvZfABog45 — Randall Liu...
Via Sportsnaut
17 hours ago

Eli Manning says he likes Bud Light, 'N Sync in Reddit AMA

There’s an ongoing debate as to whether New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning is an elite quarterback. What’s becoming harder and harder to argue, however, is that the younger Manning QB has a great sense of humor. The Giants signal-caller showcased his unique personality Friday afternoon when he took some time out of his presumably busy schedule to take some questions on Reddit...
Via NESN.com
18 hours ago

Tony Stewart: Kevin Ward Jr.'s death will 'affect my life forever'

HAMPTON, Ga. — Speaking quietly and with a trembling voice, NASCAR superstar Tony Stewart said Friday that the death of Kevin Ward Jr. will “affect my life forever” as he returned to the track for the first time since his car struck and killed the fellow driver during a sprint-car race in New York three weeks ago. “I’ve taken the last couple of weeks off out of respect...
Via NESN.com
18 hours ago

Jerome Simpson reportedly suspended three games

In a move that was suspected earlier this month, Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson has been suspended three games by the NFL. ESPN’s Adam Schefter first reported the news on Friday, which was speculated to have happened when Simpson missed practice earlier this month. Vikings WR Jerome Simpson is being suspended 3 games, per […]
Via Full Scale Sports
21 hours ago

Bo Pelini: Marijuana use is ‘out of control’ in society

Bo Pelini spoke at the annual Big Red Breakfast on Friday morning and provided more than just his thoughts on the upcoming season. According to Rich Kaipust of the Omaha World-Herald, the Nebraska coach somehow went off on a tangent about weed. His basic message was that drugs are very, very bad, mmkay. “It is […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 hours ago

Athletics play game under protest over controversial call

This is utterly ridiculous in every possible way. Umpire Greg Gibson may have even misunderstood the rules here in order to help the Los Angeles Angels to a 4-3 win over the Oakland Athletics on Thursday evening. A win that gave them a two-game lead in the division.  Without getting too much into MLB’s Oxford-sized rulebook, check out the video below. Your browser does not support...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.