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Reno Aces and Albuquerque Isotopes in major brawl (Video)

10 players were ejected from Saturday night’s Triple-A baseball game between the Reno Aces and Albuquerque Isotopes after the teams got in a brawl that took place right in front of onlookers behind home plate.

The fight occurred during the top of the second inning of the game. One of the people ejected was Reno manager Phil Nevin.

KOLO-TV reporter Ben Ross in Reno explains what led up to the fight:

Look at this camera view of the fight. It’s rare you get one this close:

Albuquerque Isotopes Reno Aces

Troy Tulowitzki’s name misspelled on Rockies giveaway T-shirts

The Colorado Rockies held a Troy Tulowitzki T-shirt giveaway on Saturday night, but there was one problem — the shirt manufacturer misspelled the star shortstop’s name:

Troy Tulowitzki misspelled shirt

As if it weren’t bad enough that fans don’t get to see Tulo because he’s on the DL, now they’re stuck with a misspelled last name on the shirt. What, like Tulowitzki is a tough name to spell?

Actually, this might not be a bad thing. Sometimes mistakes make items better collectibles. Horray for the first 15,000 fans who got this bum shirt!

Photo: Twitter/PurpleRow

Derek Jeter has great reaction to Ichiro’s first home run (Video)

Ichiro Suzuki on Friday blasted his first home run of the season and first dinger in nearly 11 months. Nobody had a better reaction to the jack than teammate Derek Jeter.

After Ichiro cleared the bases with a 3-run shot off Mark Buehrle to give the Yankees a 6-4 lead over the Blue Jays, Jeter was waiting at the top step to congratulate him. Jeter sort of gave him the quiet treatment, but then he quickly broke out of it with all sorts of enthusiasm.

That was precious.

Ichiro should get a picture of this look and throw it on a T-shirt and begin a battle with Jetes:

Derek Jeter face reaction

And below is a Vine of just the Jeter reaction:

H/T Jimmy Traina

Bud Black is sporting a black eye

Bud Black black eye

Bud Black was sporting quite the shiner during the San Diego Padres’ last few games.

A few fans noticed that Black’s right eye was swollen and discolored and they tweeted the photos.

Unsurprisingly, nobody from the media (that we saw) has said anything about why Black has the black eye. Maybe they were too perplexed by the wordplay.

Ryan Raburn makes comically bad throw to cost Indians a run (Video)

Ryan Raburn throwRyan Raburn made a screwup of epic proportions on Thursday night when he misplayed a ball so badly against the Royals that it allowed Mike Moustakas to circle the bases and score the first run of the game.

Moustakas was batting in the bottom of the 8th inning with one out in a scoreless game when he blooped a ball down the left field line. Raburn made a sliding attempt to catch the ball on the line but he dropped it and it got away, allowing Moustakas to stroll into second. However, Raburn went “Sandlot” on us and somehow heaved the ball horizontally towards center field.

The inexplicable throw allowed Moustakas to score and give the Royals a 1-0 lead.

The only saving grace for Raburn is that the Indians scored in the bottom of the 9th to tie the game and send it to extras. But holy smokes, that was terrible! The Indians should think about converting him to a pitcher. He obviously has a mean slider.

Dallas Keuchel writes clever message on baseball for heckler

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Being taunted by hecklers comes with the territory of being a professional athlete. Often times they are ignored, but every now and then the heckler receives a response.

Earlier this season, Brandon Phillips of the Cincinnati Reds encountered his heckler and took a selfie with him. Phillips also signed a baseball for the guy with one of the better inscriptions you’ll ever see.

It was Dallas Keuchel’s turn this week. The Houston Astros starting pitcher was apparently well aware of some ribbing he was receiving and decided to dish out some of his own. As Nick Wong describes, the above pictured baseball was tossed to a heckler who was sitting next to him.

As if the message wasn’t good enough on its own, the heart is the icing on the cake. Well done Dallas, well done indeed.

Photo: Twitter/nickw888

H/T SB Nation

Chuck Knoblauch won’t be honored by Twins after alleged assault on ex-wife Cheri

Cheri Olvera Chuck Knoblauch

Chuck Knoblauch will not be honored by the Minnesota Twins next month after he was arrested Wednesday night for allegedly assaulting his ex-wife Cheri Knoblauch.

Knoblauch, who was the 1991 AL Rookie of the Year and a four-time All-Star with the Twins, was scheduled to be inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame, but the team cancelled that in light of the arrest.

According to KHOU, Knoblauch, 46, is charged with assault of a family member after allegedly hitting Cheri Knoblauch. He was released after posting $10,000 bond.

Here are details on the alleged incident via KHOU:

Cheri, 37, told police she was napping with her child when Knoblauch barged into the child’s bedroom and began yelling at her.

She said he bashed her head into the wall, hit her in the face and threw a humidifier at her.

Knoblauch’s sister, who was staying in the home, said she heard Cheri screaming and saw her brother chasing her through the house. She told officers she witnessed Chuck hitting Cheri repeatedly in the chest and arm. The two women and child fled the house and called police from Knoblauch’s sister’s house.

Memorial Villages police officers arrested Knoblauch and said he appeared “extremely intoxicated.”

Knoblauch has a history of domestic violence. He was convicted in 2010 of hitting previous ex-wife Stacey Stelmach.

Knoblauch and the former Cheri Olvera were married in 2011. As another interesting twist to the story, Cheri Knoblauch is the ex-girlfriend of longtime MLB player Brian Giles. Giles and Cheri were in a nasty legal battle over a domestic violence charge, not to mention Cheri’s claim that they had a financial agreement in case they broke up.

Cheri once left this profanity-laced abusive voicemail for Giles. The language is offensive, but it’s incredible.

For those of you keeping track, this marks two ex-wives Knoblauch supposedly hit. This also is the second ex-boyfriend (and former MLB All-Star) in a row who supposedly beat Olvera.

Oh yeah, let’s also remember that Cheri was once attacked by a dildo-wielding Anna Benson.

Here is the Twins’ statement on the cancelled plans:

“In light of recent news reports surrounding Chuck Knoblauch, as well as direct communication with the former Twins second baseman, the Minnesota Twins have decided to cancel the team’s 2014 Hall of Fame induction ceremony scheduled for August 23 at Target Field. In January of this year, Knoblauch was elected by a 62-member committee consisting of local and national media, club officials, fans and past elected members, using rules similar to those necessary for election to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.”