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Miss baseball? Here’s a bench-clearing brawl from Australia

- January 3rd, 2014

Major League Baseball banned home-plate collisions in December.

Luckily for us, the Australian Baseball League is not only in progress in the middle of our winter but it has also not banned home-plate collisions (an excellent combination, really).

Last week a pair of ABL teams, the Brisbane Bandits and Sydney Blue Sox, engaged in a bench-clearing brawl.

The hoopla commenced when Bandits infielder Patrick Leonard ran over Blue Sox catcher Daniel Arribas.

The token cheapshot comes at the 16-second mark of the video below.

As far as baseball fights go, this one is alright. At least one punch was thrown and several heads were locked.

(Thanks to The Big Lead for the heads-up on this Down Under gem.)

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