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Canada, Mexico Come To Blows During World Baseball Classic

A simple misunderstanding led to this basebrawl between North American rivals.

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In fact, Mexico third baseman Luis Cruz called for the beaning after the bunt occurred.

Cruz interpreted the bunt as a display of poor sportsmanship by a team with a six-run lead, but in World Baseball Classic pool play, each team actually needs to score as many runs as possible, to avoid potential tiebreakers later on.


A fan from that same area was ejected a couple of minutes after play resumed.

Here's the full sequence, which ultimately delayed the game about 10 minutes before play continued.