Rougned Odor slugged José Bautista in the face following the latter’s questionable slide into second and sparked a brawl talking heads will be discussing all week. While we wait for the inevitable punishments to be handed down, let’s appreciate the point of contact as presented in extreme slow motion.
Toronto and Texas brawled in the top of the eighth as punches were flying while the ball was still bouncing around the field. We’re waiting on a good video replay; for now, enjoy this feed from Fox Sports Southwest and KRLD.
Here’s Inverness CT manager John Hughes, demonstrating on the jawbone and ribcage of Liam Polworth, the thin line between cheerful exuberance and adrenaline-drenched rage:
In a weird way, you have to admire the shamelessness of soccer players. This guy so obviously slams the base of his palm into the other guy’s face, then immediately stands up and wags his finger, like “Noooo way, ref. Noooooo way did I just do anything.” The audacity is awe-inspiring.
Romeo Mitrović, of the Bosnian second division side Bratstvo Gračanica, does not like refs. He doesn't like their cards, he doesn't like their attitude, and he especially doesn't like their faces. Which is apparently why he tried to split one ref's wig after being shown a yellow.
Reader David sends along this video, from the Tahoe celebrity golf tournament, and this note:
What do you do when you want to take a swing at a guy nine inches taller? Do what Will Bynum did and slug Tyler Hansbrough in the gut. Pow. Not so tall now, is he?
Jake Champion. Is there a better lacrosse name than Jake Champion, defenseman for Florida's St. Thomas Aquinas? When Jake Champion punches you, you stay punched. An unaware opponent found that out last night. As Jake Champion was being escorted off the field for throwing a punch during the game, Jake Champion…
Tipster Mike sends us a nice little "Where Are They Now" update on Kellen Huston, the former Nebraska corner who threw the above roundhouse at a Mizzou player in 2003.