Fighting in baseball is not new when it comes to the players, but we do not often see the opposing coaches going at it.
A Minor League Baseball game briefly turned into a boxing match over the weekend after a hit-by-pitch situation. That led to a big brawl during a weekend contest between the Tampa Tarpons and Clearwater Threshers in the Florida State League.
The fight started when Tarpons pitcher Alex Bustamante hit Threshers batter Erick Brito in the top of the third inning.
Clearwater manager Marty Malloy was upset over the situation so he began going off with the Tampa dugout. Tampa pitching coach Gerardo Casadiego was standing at home plate when Malloy started walking toward the area.
More words would be exchanged before Malloy threw a punch at Casadiego.
Malloy would knock the cap off Casadiego, who then threw a punch that knocked the helmet off a player that was standing between them. That player would then begin to attack Casadiego.
In the video, one female fan could be yelling for everybody to get out and for someone to call the cops. It may have been her first-ever baseball game.
Malloy had already been ejected prior to throwing the punch. Several other players were tossed from the game as more punches were thrown and the brawl continued.
The fight caused the game to be delayed by approximately 20 minutes. The Threshers went on to win the game 12-3.
The Threshers are an affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies while the Tarpons are part of the New York Yankees system.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.