This has been somewhat of a fiery year for brawls in baseball. More often than not, baseball fights solely consist of some pushing and shoving following by grown men hugging each other for a moment or two before everyone clears out and play resumes.
But for whatever reason, things seem to be different this year.
First we had Rougned Odor delivering one of the most impressive right hands in baseball history to the face of Jose Bautista, and now we have this heated brawl from a minor league game this week. During a Triple-A contest between the Memphis Redbirds (St. Louis Cardinals affiliate) the New Orleans Zephyrs (Miami Marlins) on Monday night, a Redbirds player was nearly drilled in the head by a pitch.