I live in Dayton. And while the Dayton Dragons are a Reds affiliate, I couldn’t resist noting that there was a huge brawl that involved two former Buccos. The Dragons were at home against the Peoria Chiefs when a big time brawl erupted. There were a couple of HBP and Dragons manager Donnie Scott and Chiefs interim manager Carmelo Martinez (former Pirate) started arguing toe-to-toe. Martinez gave Scott a forearm shove. As players started to converge, Chiefs pitcher Julio Castillo threw a ball with full force toward the Dragons dugout. Apparently he missed and hit a fan. Brandon Menchaca leaped on Castillo’s back from behind and then it was on.
The skirmish lasted about 60 seconds including the managers arguing. There were so many ejections that pitchers were going to have to be used in the outfield. Major League clubs, when informed of the ejections, balked about having to use pitchers out of position. So, the Midwest League relented and the rejections were overturned so that the game could be played. I’m assuming that suspensions will be staggered so that no teams are caught horribly short handed.
Very long clip that shows a perspective from the first base (visitor’s) dugout. At about 55 second in, Doug Bair (Dragon’s pitching coach) is trying to tell the Peoria players to go back to their dugout. He is roundly ignored. About 90 seconds in, Castillo is being ushered back to the dugout where he is roundly booed and yelled at. At some point, Castillo has his hands on a bat. Warning – person who shot this from the stands uses plenty of foul language.
shorter clip from a couple of different cameras. Has no audio.
Same footage as before except local news anchor man narrates the action.