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In hockey, a well-timed fight can shift momentum and completely change the complexion of a game. In baseball, trading punches usually amounts to nothing more than suspensions and busier team trainers.
The two sports are so different from a physical standpoint that it’s hardly worth a comparison, but Thursday’s rumble between the Dodgers and Padres shows exactly why baseball players should refrain from the rough stuff. Simply put, nothing good typically comes from throwing down on the diamond.
Now, that might sound like something your mother would tell you, or it might even appear on some gym class poster that I’m not privy to. But mother knows best, and who am I to question the validity of gym class posters? Baseball isn’t a physical sport, so getting “hyped up” before or during a game doesn’t really play in a team’s favor. It’s wasted energy, and if anything, it can have adverse effects, as a calm and collected approach is often a much more efficient way of going about your hardbal...
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Zack Greinke has a broken left collarbone because Carlos Quentin is an imbecile.
The initial timetable is eight weeks following surgery, and Greinke has traveled back to LA to visit with team doctor Neal ElAttrache and go under the knife.
A CT scan of the left clavicle showed that Greinke needs a rod placed to stabilize and align the fracture. The surgery will be performed Saturday...
The Los Angeles Dodgers' $147 million investment in Zack Greinke was put at risk Thursday night because of an apparent grudge going back to a Kansas City Royals-Chicago White Sox rivalry.
San Diego Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin charged the mound after Greinke hit him with a 3-2 pitch as the leadoff batter in the sixth inning of a 2-1 game, igniting a benches-clearing melee...
Zack Greinke, shown here pitching during spring training, is expected to miss 8 weeks with a broken collarbone sustained in last night’s brawl in San Diego. (Image source: Los Angeles Times http://www.trbimg.com/img-51460b0f/turbine/la-sp-zack-greinke-20130317/600)
Word from multiple sources now confirms that today Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke visited with Dr. Neal ElAttrache...
Zack Greinke's move to avoid the Zack Greinke takedown following a HBP was very un-MMA like and more ram like. Leading to a broken collarbone.
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In the sixth inning of last night’s game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres, Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke hit Padres Outfielder Carlos Quentin with a pitch. As you can see in the video after the jump, Greinke appears to say something to Quentin after the pitch, and Quentin charges the mound. The two collide shoulders like a running...
Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke will be undergoing surgery on his broken collarbone after Carlos Quentin charged the mound against him.
Zack Greinke had his left arm in a sling and a dazed look on his face as he told his side of the story. Barely two hours before, the $147 million Dodgers pitcher was injured in a wild fight with the San Diego Padres that didn't even end when the game did.
Greinke broke his left collarbone in a bench-clearing brawl during Los Angeles' 3-2 victory Thursday night, leaving the...
On Thursday, Carlos Quentin started a massive brawl when he charged the mound against Los Angeles Dodgers starter Zach Greinke.
Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke broke his left collarbone in a bench-clearing brawl with the San Diego Padres during Los Angeles' 3-2 victory Thursday night.
Juan Uribe's pinch-hit home run in the eighth put the Dodgers ahead, two innings after Greinke hit Carlos Quentin on the left shoulder with a pitch.
The slugger started walking toward the mound and Greinke appeared to...
San Diego Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin charged the mound, breaking Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke's collarbone in the ensuing brawl.
The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres were having a seemingly normal baseball game last night when things went horrible wrong. Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke hit the Padres’ Carlos Quentin and Quentin subsequently charged the mound. The resulting brawl resulted in a broken collarbone for the Dodgers’ $147 million pitcher. Thanks to Gamedayr for [...]
The Dodger and Padres had one of the more memorable fights in recent years Thursday night, and it appears that the fun is not over yet.
In case you missed it, Dodgers starting pitcher Zach Greinke nailed Padres hitter Carlos Quentin in the shoulder with a pitch. Quentin paused for a moment and appeared as if he was going to do the right thing and just take his base. Then he charged...
PHOENIX -- Don Baylor knows a little something about getting hit by a pitch. He was right on top of the plate when he batted and paid for it, being hit 267 times. Call Baylor old school, but he longs for the days when a batter was not chastised for occasionally seeking immediate justice.
Baylor was not afraid to take matters into his own hand during his 19-year career, and he vividly...