Well you knew this was going to happen sooner than later.
A feud simmering since Jose Bautista’s bat flip in last year’s AL division series boiled over into a brawl in the final game of the season between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Texas Rangers.
It started with Jose Bautista being hit by what seemed like an intentional pitch in the 8th inning. At that point I knew it was going to get messy.
Bautista and Odor the Rangers second baseman got into it after a hard slide into 2nd. Players from both teams rushed the field as Odor landed a sucker punch to Bautista’s face.
The Umpires needed about 10 minutes to restore order, and Blue Jays reliever Jesse Chavez hit Prince Fielder with the next pitch when the game resumed. He was ejected after an earlier warning for both teams when Bautista was hit by a pitch from Matt Bush.
Bautista and Odor were ejected Sunday along with Jays 3rd baseman Josh Donaldson.
Bautista and Blue Jays Manager John Gibbons spoke to the media after the game.