In the top of the first inning of Wednesday night’s Brewers-Braves game, Milwaukee center fielder Carlos Gomez and Braves catcher Brian McCann exchanged some possibly not-so-friendly words.
Then Gomez smacked a solo shot into the seats in left-center, taking some time to admire his home run.
As he started to round the bases, Gomez said something to pitcher Paul Maholm, and the combination of the smack talk and slow walk caused first baseman Freddie Freeman to yell at Gomez to hurry it up (or something like that).
But Gomez continued to talk shit throughout his home run trot, so McCann confronted him on the third base line in front of home plate.
Which caused a bench-clearing brawl, leading to several ejections.
The Brewers would go on to win the game 4-0, and Gomez has since apologized on Twitter, stating, “The way I carried myself on the field is unacceptable, I should have done better to control myself and set a good example.”
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