AUDIO: A different solution to these bench clearing brawls in baseball
By Nick Ashooh
During the sixth inning Thursday at Comerica Park, the Tigers' Miguel Cabrera and Yankees backup catcher Austin Romine fought at home plate, giving us another dugout clearing brawl.
It far too often ends up being a ton of fake tough guys standing around in a giant crowd like a high school fight being broken up by teachers. At some point, someone is gonna take a sucker punch to the head Rudy Tomjanovich-style, and it'll end up being a lot more serious than just a suspension.
This brings me to my solution to all this. Let them fight, hockey-style. It came up when Bryce Harper was in a similar situation earlier this year: