IMO, Every MLB Game Should Include a Fight
They put on a better show than just baseball for those watching…
It was the sixth inning when all hell broke loose during Cleveland’s 7-4 win. Jose Ramirez had hit a double off of White Sox ace Michael Kopech and when he slid head-first into second base, his helmet went flying as he collided with Tim Anderson’s groin.
The two exchanged some words as Ramirez stood up and within seconds the two squared off as both teams cleared the benches to back their respective party. Anderson swung and missed. But Ramirez socked Anderson square in the face which knocked him flat to the ground.
The best part of the Tim Anderson-Jose Ramirez fight is both the second base umpire and Cleveland radio broadcaster going from baseball mode to boxing mode in the snap of a finger. pic.twitter.com/89uEX4aCN4
— Joe Giglio (@JoeGiglioSports) August 6, 2023
The MLB handed them both suspensions on Monday. Anderson will sit for six games while Ramirez will only sit for three games. In case you’ve missed the latest White Sox news, Anderson had been quite the hothead leading up to the game’s outburst, which is likely why the MLB decided to make him sit out a few games longer.
Breaking: White Sox SS Tim Anderson has been suspended six games, Guardians 3B Jose Ramirez three games and Guardians P Emmanuel Clase one game for their part in Saturday’s brawl.
White Sox manager Pedro Grifol and Guardians manager Terry Francona were also suspended one game. pic.twitter.com/9IVNVh5bFn
— ESPN (@espn) August 7, 2023
The MLB also gave one-game suspensions to Guardians coach Mike Sarbaugh, pitcher Emmanuel Clase and manager Terry Francona, along with White Sox manager Pedro Grifo for going on with the fight.
Ramirez tried to be the bigger person and actually reached out to Anderson, which ended up being a failed PR stunt since MLB rumors are saying that he’s been “ghosted.”
“I’ve been trying to reach out to him directly and apologize but haven’t received an answer,” Ramirez said, via TMZ. “I want to reiterate apologies for my behavior and as always my goal is to help my team to win and reach the postseason.”
— New York Post (@nypost) August 8, 2023
Aside from being suspended, all parties were also fined.
Ramirez and the rest of those involved may “deeply” regret their decisions made in the moment that day but they put on a better show than just baseball for those watching.
Every MLB fan’s reaction to Jose Ramirez knocking out Tim Anderson: pic.twitter.com/ojsYxyZMA1
— Nick Talks Browns (@nicktalksbrowns) August 6, 2023