Fight Between Bad Softball Dads Ends In Blood [Update]

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We don’t really have much context for this video. According to the person who sent it to us, it took place before or after a girl’s softball game in Maryland, and the pre-fight argument seems to have something to do with one man’s daughter being kicked off the team. Anyway, these are very bad dads! (The punching starts about 1:00 in.)

Update: Lower Eastern Shore News provides us with some more details about the fight, as well as the bad dads’ mugshots. Predictably, both men are from New Jersey.

Here’s the narrative from the police report:

On 15 July 2015 at 6:08 PM a deputy responded to the Wicomico County Youth and Civic Center in reference to a fight between two subjects on the property. Upon arrival, the deputy located Michael Barbella in front of the Civic Center being attended to by EMS personnel. The deputy learned that Barbella had been involved in an altercation with another individual, Michael Duffy, that turned into a heated mutual physical altercation between the pair. During the investigation the deputy learned that the altercation stemmed from a previous problem which prompted Barbella to travel to Wicomico County to confront Duffy and other parents from a travel softball team.

During the investigation, the deputy was shown text messages sent by Barbella earlier in the day that appeared to be Barbella challenging Duffy to a physical altercation.


And here are the mugshots: