If we’re being honest, the true heroes of last night’s awesome White Sox vs. Royals brawl weren’t the players on the field. Yordano Ventura’s quick-pitching and foul mouth may have started the whole thing, and Jeff Samardzija may have done more than his part to turn it into a riot, but their work was easily trumped by that of the hardworking camera operators and photographers who did their part to capture the ludicrous spectacle. Below are some of the best shots from Jon Durr of Getty and Andrew Nelles of the AP, who took the wonderful photograph above.

Photo by Jon Durr/Getty

Photo by Jon Durr/Getty

Photo by Jon Durr/Getty

Photo by Jon Durr/Getty

Photo by Andrew A. Nelles/AP

Photo by Andrew A. Nelles/AP

Photo by Andrew A. Nelles/AP

Photo by Andrew A. Nelles/AP

Photo by Andrew A. Nelles/AP


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