Either the heat of summer or the boredom of only hearing about Brett Farve day after day is starting to get to people.
First we had a soccer Riot during a not so friendly between West Ham United and the Columbus Crew this past weekend, then Danica Patrick confronted Milka Duno in the pit in Ohio, then on Tuesday night, the WNBA had their own fight night in Detroit. Now we head out to Dayton, Ohio for a brawl between the Dayton Dragons (Single A affiliate of the Reds) and the Peoria Chiefs (Single A affiliate of the Cubs).
After a few early bean balls that knocked out one player and another being taken out on a stretcher, things escalated quickly in the bottom of the 1st. Yeah, they didn't waste a lot of time.
I'll let the Dayton Daily News tell the rest of the story:
Julio Castillo then threw a pitch close to Brandon Menchaca's head, prompting Dayton manager Donnie Scott to leave the third base coaching box and complain to home plate umpire Tyler Wilson. That prompted interim Peoria manager Carmelo Martinez to join the conversation, which quickly became heated, and when Martinez pushed Scott, the benches emptied. Several fights broke out behind home plate, and Castillo threw a ball that sailed into the stands behind the Dragons' dugout, hitting a fan who had to be taken to a hospital. Menchaca jumped on Castillo and eventually both managers and 15 players — including eight Dragons — were ejected from the game.Castillo was arrested and booked into the Montgomery County Jail. He faces a felonious assault charge. Just a crazy scene in what has already been a crazy week. Just remember folks, it's only 34 days until football season starts.
Here's another view of the fight with some NSFW language.
Brawl Breaks Out At Dragons Game [Dayton Daily News]