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Memo To Bud Selig: Allow Fighting in Baseball

By John Anthony Pendas On August - 13 - 2010

Is it just me or do you guys also find MLB brawls a little ridiculous? Whenever there is a scuffle between two individual players, each team's benches feel the need to participate, even if all they do is huddle together and at times escalate the situation. 

August 10th was no different. The Cincinnati Reds hosted the St. Louis Cardinals in the second game of a pivotal three game series.  The two teams are separated by only one game in a two way battle for the division, with every other team in the NL Central seemingly out of contention.

The atmosphere was already tense because of the playoff implications; not to mention the animosity that already exists between Reds manager Dusty Baker and Cardinals manager Tony LaRussa. So of course, leave it to a player, in this case Reds infielder Brandon Phillips, to add fuel to the fire with his comments:

"I'd play against these guys with one leg. We have to beat these guys. I hate the Cardinals. All they do is [bleep] and moan about everything, all of them, they're little [same bleep, plural], all of 'em. I really hate the Cardinals. Compared to the Cardinals, I love the C...

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