posted on Jun, 14 2003 @ 08:49 AM
Dunn bowled over Philadelphia catcher Mike Lieberthal as he tried to score after the Cincinnati Reds had built a double-digit lead, then charged the
mound and sparked a brawl during a 15-1 victory Friday night.
This was not a company picnic.
Phillies manager Larry Bowa and two players from each team were ejected after both benches and bullpens emptied and players squared off.
"At that point, it's not about baseball anymore,'' said Reds first baseman Sean Casey, who was ejected along with Dunn.
Dunn, a football player at Texas who is the biggest player on the Reds, went after reliever Carlos Silva after he threw two inside pitches in the
sixth. The first was just under his knees, drawing a warning from plate umpire Doug Eddings.
The next pitch was another fastball behind Dunn's back. Eddings immediately ejected Silva --Bowa got an automatic ejection as well -- and Dunn
The 6-foot-6, 240-pound outfielder tightened his batting glove and sprinted for the mound, but Lieberthal tackled him around the legs from behind just
as he got there.
Well that was a bit of excitment....
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