|Unusual Sight: Police enter the field.|
While Hooks skipper Rodney Linares condemned the fight ("I don't condone it"), RoughRiders Manager Joe Mikulik simply said, "It was what you saw. It's baseball...That's just the way it is sometimes." In an unusual step for professional baseball, police officers stepped onto the infield during the bench-clearing incident. Police and security, even those units assigned to the field of play, are generally instructed not to become involved in an on-field incident between the teams unless requested by the umpires, or unless a non-affiliated person (e.g., a fan) is involved.
Frisco and Corpus Christi are the Double-A affiliates of the Texas Rangers and Houston Astros.
Wrap: Frisco Rough Riders vs. Corpus Christi Hooks (TL), 7/24/16 | Video available via "Read more"