|WBC Fight erupts between Mexico & Canada @Beisbolpuro.|
Following the ball two pitch, Gorman issued warnings to both teams. The third pitch of the at bat, another inside fastball, hit Tosoni in the back, resulting in a bench clearing brawl. During the fracas, a Team Canada coach was struck by a projectile thrown from the spectator area by a fan; the fan was escorted out of the seating area by Chase Field security and local police (Maricopa County Sheriff's deputies). At the time of the ejections, Canada was leading 9-3. Canada ultimately won the contest, 10-3.
These are Brian Gorman (9)'s first eight ejections of the 2013 World Baseball Classic.
These are the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th ejections of the 2013 World Baseball Classic.
*These eight ejections are an International Baseball and WBC record.
Rest of crew: 1B: Kwang-Nam Na (South Korea), 2B: Brian Knight (USA), 3B: Michael Ulloa (Spain)
*Following the game, crew chief and UIC Brian Gorman (USA/MLB) reported the following ejections:
1) Mexico pitcher Arnold Leon;
2) Mexico Manager Rick Renteria [warnings previously issued; Rule 8.02(d)];
3) Mexico pitcher Alfredo Aceves;
4) Mexico center fielder Eduardo Arredondo;
5) Mexico pitcher Oliver Perez; for a total of five Mexico players and coaches.
6) Canada left fielder Rene Tosoni;
7) Canada pitcher Jay Johnson;
8) Canada second baseman Pete Orr; for a total of three Canada players and eight overall ejections.
Wrap: Canada vs. Mexico (WBC), 3/9/13
Video: Bean ball sparks massive melee during Canada's rout of Mexico in WBC's Pool D in Phoenix (MLBN)
Video: After warnings, Leon drills Tosoni, Luis Cruz throws a punch and the bout is on (ESPN Deportes)
Video: Following Robinson's lead off bunt, Mexio 3B Cruz gestures, interpreted by MLBN as a "hit him" signal