Video: Massive brawl in Venezuelan baseball game – batter swings bat at catcher
A massive brawl broke out in a Venezuelan baseball league game on Wednesday night that was reminiscent of the infamous Juan Marichal-Johnny Roseboro fight.
In a game between Aguilas del Zulia and Caribes de Anzoategui on Wednesday, Caribes pitcher Angel Nesbitt threw behind Alex Romero on a 3-0 pitch with his team up 13-1. Romero responded by swinging his bat at catcher Gabriel Lino twice. Lino took off his glove and threw it at Romero, and by that point, both benches had cleared.
— Daniel Álvarez Montes (@DanielAlvarezEE) January 9, 2020
Here is the breakdown of the incident from internet favorite Jomboy:
Huge brawl in a Venezuela baseball game, a breakdown pic.twitter.com/7GwnH0pidQ
— Jomboy (@Jomboy_) January 9, 2020
The background to the fight is that the teams are in a playoff series and there were previous issues in the seventh inning. Aguilas threw at César Valera following home runs by two Caribes players, leading to a brawl.
10 people were ejected from the game, which Caribes won 13-2. Aguilas leads the series 3-2.