Observations on sports, from the perspective of "BrockTalk" Jackson
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Lame-o Brawl in Beantown
August 11 was shaping up to be just another long, summer night on the baseball schedule. But then the Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox decided to liven things up with their attempt at base-brawlin'.
Now, I'm not a violent person, but I do love a good ole brawl. Whether it's hockey, baseball, basketball (snicker) or some other sport, just the sight of all that mayhem is mezmerizing to me.
When the Throwdown in Beantown got going, it sure looked like it was going to be a Grade A brawl.
It all started in the top of the first inning, when Sox pitcher Junichi Tazawa hit Tiger Miguel Cabrera. Then, in the bottom half of the inning, Tigers pitcher Rick Porcello threw inside to Victor Martinez, then hit Kevin Youkilis prompting Youk to charge the mound.
In a rare occurence, Youkilis ACTUALLY got to the pitcher. But like many baseball brawls, there was a whole lot of hugging and glares and "why I oughtta"s...but not much actual fighting. Before you knew it, the whole thing was over.