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College baseball brawl starts after batter throws bat at pitcher (Video)

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A brawl broke out during a collegiate summer league game between the Humboldt Crabs and California Warriors earlier this week. Like many other baseball fights, it started when a batter was hit by a pitch. What made this one different was the bat that went flying by the pitcher’s head after he drilled the batter.

That’s just plain dangerous. For the most part, baseball brawls are harmless. This one turned into your typical bench-clearing pillow fight after the initial exchange, but what would have happened if that bat drilled the pitcher in the head?

Here’s a video of the melee, courtesy of College Baseball Daily. It contains some NSFW language:

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Renaldo Balkman chokes teammate during freak-out in Philippines game (Video)

Renaldo-Balkman-chokeRenaldo Balkman spent six seasons in the NBA with the New York Knicks and Denver Nuggets, playing only around 14 minutes per game and averaging 3.0 points and 1.9 rebounds. To this point, his professional career has been very forgettable. The meltdown he had on Thursday while playing in a Philippine Basketball Association game will likely be remembered forever.

According to GMA News, Balkman, who plays for the Petron Blaze Boosters, was upset with a non-call late in the game during a loss to the Alaska Aces. Balkman had attempted a hook shot with 26.7 seconds remaining and his team trailing by seven, and he felt that he had been fouled on the miss. That set the former Knick off, as he moved toward the officials and shoved his own teammates when they tried to stop him.

At one point, teammate Arwind Santos shoved Balkman back and Balkman responded by putting his hand on Santos’ throat. Someone wearing a denim vest eventually came out of the stands to calm Balkman down. Television announcers speculated the man may have been a friend.

Balkman later took to Twitter to apologize for his spaz-out.

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California high school football game ends in bench-clearing brawl (Video)

A high school football game between San Bernardino High and Palm Desert High got out of hand in more ways than just the scoreboard last Friday night. With Palm Desert leading 45-6 in a completely one-sided game, the San Bernardino quarterback was tackled in front of Palm Desert’s bench. This prompted a San Bernardino player to push a Palm Desert player from behind, and things escalated from there.

According to CBS Los Angeles, a bench-clearing brawl broke out between the two teams.

“All we know is that he got tackled,” San Bernardino coach Jeff Imbriani explained. “He got grabbed in the private. He got up, kinda shoved the guy off like ‘What are you doing?’ And then he swung. The guy swung and then (it was) all melee from there.”

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Driver cuts across infield to ram into other car, fistfight ensues (Video)

Have you ever been so pissed at another car in traffic that you wanted to forget about where you were headed and instead focus on just ramming into it bumper car style? Well that happened over the weekend.

At the 15th Annual 2 Hour Xtreme Winged Figure 8 Enduro at Sportsdrome Speedway in Clarksville, IN, last Saturday night, one driver cut across the track’s infield to ram into an opposing driver who apparently spun him before the race began. We don’t have a closeup of their fight, but it’s pretty obvious they threw down fisticuffs after exiting their respective high-performance vehicles.

We have no idea which driver won the fight, but just seeing the car cut across the infield was well worth the price of admission (or 53 seconds of video for those of us who had to relive it on the ‘net).

Big H/T to Off the Bench, Deadspin

Female high school soccer player charged with assault after brutal beatdown on opponent (Video)

We go to South Carolina, where during a girls’ soccer game between Lewisville and Chester high schools on Monday we were given a preview of Sunday’s Wrestlemania. 18-year-old Annette McCullough of Lewisville suddenly unleashed a hair-pulling, fist-pounding beatdown on an unidentified opposing player after being inadvertently tripped from behind. The victim lay curled on the ground and took 11 punches before others intervened the scrap.

The attacked player suffered only minor injuries. McCullough has been charged with simple assault and faces further punishment from the state’s high school athletics governing body. She was also shown a red card, but you probably could have already assumed that.

H/T Off the Bench

Video: UCLA, Arizona Fight After Streaker Referee Runs onto Field

UCLA’s poor play in the first half against Arizona wasn’t entertaining anyone, so they decided to brawl to liven things up. After a streaker dressed as a referee ran onto the field and interrupted the game, a few UCLA and Arizona players began shoving. Bruins receiver Taylor Embree swung at Wildcat Shaquille Richardson, who retaliated. Benches cleared and the coaches had to seperate everyone. Here is a video of the fight (via @cjzero):

Both Embree and Richardson were ejected. Remember, Richardson was once a member of the UCLA team before being kicked off the squad for an alleged theft last summer. He never played a game for the Bruins, but it looks like he went to a more successful program.

Here’s a look at the guy who dressed up as a referee and ran onto the field, interrupting play:

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So Who Won the Georgetown-China Fight?

Whether it was baseball, soccer, horse racing, or yes, even cycling, we’ve shown you a lot of sports fights here at LBS. But I don’t recall one that has received as much attention as Georgetown’s fight with a Chinese team Thursday. I’m guessing there are several reasons people find the fight so gripping. One, the violence in the fight was pretty excessive. Two, it was a cross-cultural brawl. Three, it happened on a goodwill tour.

After all, nothing says goodwill like some chair throwing, right?

Anyway, enough rambling. Let’s get down to the real question here: Who actually won this fight? Let’s watch the video via Sports Grid:

I don’t know about you, but I have to give that one to the Bayi Military Rockets. The game may have ended in a 64-64 tie, but judges give the tiebreaker to Bayi based on the brawl. From chair throwing to chest stomping, those guys were straight thugging. That was disgraceful.

For all the details on the fight, the Washington Post has you covered.