Video: Indians/Tigers Brawl, Gary Sheffield and Fausto Carmona Fight!
If there’s one player in MLB you don’t want to mess with, it might be Gary Sheffield. The guy’s got a short fuse and already looks mean enough at the plate. He’s someone you don’t wanna piss off. Well, Fausto Carmona apparently could not care less, because after giving up a home run, he responded by brushing Sheffield back and nicking him with a pitch. The following brawl between the Tigers and Indians was the result. My advice is to watch with the sound down — you’ll enjoy it much more that way.
Thanks to contributor Gene for the tip. I think the best part was when Sheffield carried the bat the entire way down the first base line. How classic was that? I’m telling you, Sheff’s a guy you don’t wanna mess with. Fausto clearly wasn’t intimidated. Can you believe how steamed he got? I also liked Sheff’s explanation for the fight:
“Just because he’s upset somebody else hit a home run, don’t take it out on me,” Sheffield said. “Anytime you do that, we’re going to have problems, before the game, after the game, whatever you want to do.”
Carmona threw to first on a pickoff attempt. Sheffield motioned, yelled, then charged at him.
“He gestured and I was like, ‘Throw the ball to home plate,'” Sheffield said. “He called me out. He gestured come on, and I’m coming.”
Gary Sheffield does not mess around. He called me out and I’m coming? Friendly reminder never to challenge Sheffield’s manhood. Probably not a good idea.