This is an older fight, but one that most of us remember seeing on ESPN or the news. In this crazy world of baseball fights it seems nothing is off limits. Just look at what happened to Don Zimmer, but that’s a story for another day.
This took place back in July of 2001. Feeling he had been thrown at twice, Pawtucket Red Sox player “Izzy” Israel Alcantara takes matters into his own hands. From his reaction, I get the feeling he felt the catcher was in on it.
Alcantara would go on to play overseas as well playing in Korea (LG Twins and Doosan Bears) and in Taiwan (Uni-President Lions).
Nyjer Morgan charged the mound tonight after having a pitch from Chris Volstad sail behind his back in the 5th inning.
In the 4th inning, with the Nats winning 14-3, Volstad hit Morgan. He promptly stole 2nd and 3rd base with his team up 11 runs. A lot of people in baseball look upon that with disdain as the Marlins did Wednesday night. When Morgan dug into the box in the 5th, Volstad sailed a pitch behind his back. Morgan didn’t blink. He just tossed his bat aside and charged the mound.
What ensued was caos. Morgan got a good shot on Volstad. Then Gabby Sanchez came flying in clotheslining Morgan and the benches cleared. The suspensions should come down soon, but the funniest thing is that Morgan was already suspended for throwing a ball at a fan in the stands in Philadelphia.