Spring Training Fights, Zapruder Style

If you can't get enough of some good spring training bench-clearing brawl action, Boston.com has your fix: A complete frame by frame deconstruction of the Julian Tavarez-Joey Gathwright scuffle earlier this week.

It's entertaining enough, but we're more intrigued by the very strange reaction from Trot Nixon, the Red Sox outfielder. Citing the fight, Nixon said that teams shouldn't play each other 19 times a year because "it builds up stress." Off Wing Opinion chuckles thusly: "MLB Marketing is testing a number of new slogas to reflect Nixon's thinking: Baseball Fever: You Gotta Dial It Back."

Tavarez: One Strike, One Brawl [Boston.com]
Nixon: We Need To Make Baseball Less Exciting [Off Wing Opinion]
Julian Tavarez Is Crazy, Man, Crazy [Deadspin]