Gregg took the loss after allowing four runs in a 9-5 defeat to the Atlanta Braves at Wrigley Field. After the game, Gregg complained to the media that the Cubs had told him a few days earlier that he would not be a part of the team’s closer plans for next season.
David Ortiz and Kevin Gregg got into the baseball fight of the season Friday night. The tension began early in the 8th inning at-bat when Ortiz stared out at Gregg after the first pitch was thrown inside. The next pitch was also inside. Ortiz pointed at Gregg and took a few steps towards him, causing both dugouts to clear. After things were settled, Gregg got Ortiz to fly out, sparking this brawl:
Given all the swinging and missing, I’m surprised this didn’t happen at a Padres-Nationals game. Seriously though, that’s easily our best baseball fight of the year (not counting this awesome minor league brawl). Few fights will top the high school football brawl we posted this week, but that is close, in terms of baseball fights.
Kevin Gregg and David Ortiz were both ejected as you could imagine. Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Jim Johnson also got tossed. Suspensions should be expected as well.
Video via Jose3030
UPDATE: The Orioles players seemed to be most upset by Ortiz swinging 3-0 in a 10-3 game.