(video) Amir Garrett charges the Pirates dugout and tries to take on the entire team on his own (now with PHOTOS)

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For those who missed it, Amir Garrett charged the Pirates dugout and tried to fight the entire pirates team on his own...

And PUIG... Yes the one who was traded yet not pulled from the game, threw some punches and was ejected


I do not think I have ever seen a player charge an opposing teams dugout....














 
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Shades of Joe Wensink challenging the entire North Stars...except the Pirates actually accepted the challenge.
 

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I was randomly at a Rangers at Royals game in 1993 and saw Brian McRae charge the Texas dugout. Had a birdseye view from the third deck. Might be the hottest game I've ever been to.

Highlights at 2:30 of the video:

 
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For those who missed it, Amir Garrett charged the Pirates dugout and tried to fight the entire pirates team on his own...

And PUIG... Yes the one who was traded yet not pulled from the game, threw some punches and was ejected


I do not think I have ever seen a player charge an opposing teams dugout....
Why did AG charge?
 

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I'm pretty sure his manager gave him the go ahead. Watching the video, they chat for a minute, he turns and makes the change, then turns back, says something else, gives him a good game butt tap, and away we go. I don't think I've ever seen something quite like this in baseball before.
 

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I'm pretty sure his manager gave him the go ahead. Watching the video, they chat for a minute, he turns and makes the change, then turns back, says something else, gives him a good game butt tap, and away we go. I don't think I've ever seen something quite like this in baseball before.
Craziest thing I’ve seen in awhile.
 

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The Reds and the Pirates have a long-standing feud about the Pirates throwing up and in at their batters, and the match finally lit after Kela threw one in the vicinity of Dietrich's head tonight.
 

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Wasn’t Amir a football recruit who came to baseball late? He looked like a giant among men out there, but I’d pay $20 to watch hit m straight up vs Puig.
 

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Regardless, Amir Garrett will be a Reds legend for a long time to come.

That move to the Pirates dugout was a beast move.
 

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Anyone got the video of the pitch to Dietrich? Every video that I've seen starts with Garrett's race towards the dugout. How high and tight was the pitch?
 
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Puig probably found out he was traded, but then realized he wouldn't be leaving OH.
 

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Bell had been ejected so came out of the clubhouse and tried to murder Hurdle. That probably is a pretty lengthy suspension for him.
 

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There's one angle of this fight on twitter I saw with the rumble going on in background and a police officer just calmly walking by, not even watching.
 

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Didn't this all start with Dietrich's posturing at the plate after homering earlier this season?
 

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This video is awesome.

And I need to know how Puig was informed of the trade.
If you like that video I highly recommend following the guy who posted it on YouTube - he does around 5 similar videos per week breaking down fights, amusing ejections, and also actual unique or exciting baseball plays and always has very amusing commentary. (He also does a weekly podcast but is a huge Yankees fan so I avoid that even though I'm sure the podcast is amusing as well.)
 

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I thought people were going a little overboard in saying that the pitching coach who took out Garrett gave him the okay to go fight the Pirates... but on replay, that's exactly what happened! Nobody is warming in the bullpen. Coach comes out to talk. Garrett starts gesturing towards the Pirates' dugout. Coach looks back at his own dugout to say, "hey we're going to need a new pitcher," he takes the ball, gives Garrett a little pat, and Garrett takes off!

That's insane.
 

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Didn't this all start with Dietrich's posturing at the plate after homering earlier this season?
Well it kinda goes back to when Chapmen headhunted McCutchins in 2012. They’ve been fighting basically ever since.
 

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Wow, they really brought the hammer down on Pittsburgh despite the fact that Garrett ran towards the dugout which really incited the brawl, and Bell for entering the game following an ejection and trying to fight Hurdle. I think Garrett, Bell and Puig got off pretty easily and they must have really felt like Pittsburgh was the main aggressor despite the Cincinnati roster looking a lot more aggressive during the fight.

Garrett to me had to get the biggest suspension; we have seen plenty of times where guys threw at people and it led to some brawls. It isn't right but it happens. I've never seen a guy just go from a mound visit to running like a maniac towards the opposing dugout and starting a brawl; he is the Artest of this situation.
 

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Wow, they really brought the hammer down on Pittsburgh despite the fact that Garrett ran towards the dugout which really incited the brawl, and Bell for entering the game following an ejection and trying to fight Hurdle. I think Garrett, Bell and Puig got off pretty easily and they must have really felt like Pittsburgh was the main aggressor despite the Cincinnati roster looking a lot more aggressive during the fight.

Garrett to me had to get the biggest suspension; we have seen plenty of times where guys threw at people and it led to some brawls. It isn't right but it happens. I've never seen a guy just go from a mound visit to running like a maniac towards the opposing dugout and starting a brawl; he is the Artest of this situation.
Yeah, but if Kela doesn't throw at Dietrich in the first place, none of the rest happens. He didn't deny it was intentional. That sort of shit needs to be stamped out of the game. Not saying that what Garrett did was right or justified, but there's no question it never happens if Kela doesn't try to "send a message" about something that happened, and arguably should have been settled since they threw at Dietrich and brawled then as well, three and a half months ago.

I look at the suspensions of Kela and Garrett as equal, but with Kela getting the instigator penalty added on.
 

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Yeah, but if Kela doesn't throw at Dietrich in the first place, none of the rest happens. He didn't deny it was intentional. That sort of shit needs to be stamped out of the game. Not saying that what Garrett did was right or justified, but there's no question it never happens if Kela doesn't try to "send a message" about something that happened, and arguably should have been settled since they threw at Dietrich and brawled then as well, three and a half months ago.

I look at the suspensions of Kela and Garrett as equal, but with Kela getting the instigator penalty added on.
Seconded, and Clint Hurdle needs to get his house in order if he hasn't told his pitchers to cut the crap regarding Dietrich
 

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Am I correct that the managers cannot appeal and must start serving immediately?
 

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Yeah, but if Kela doesn't throw at Dietrich in the first place, none of the rest happens. He didn't deny it was intentional. That sort of shit needs to be stamped out of the game. Not saying that what Garrett did was right or justified, but there's no question it never happens if Kela doesn't try to "send a message" about something that happened, and arguably should have been settled since they threw at Dietrich and brawled then as well, three and a half months ago.

I look at the suspensions of Kela and Garrett as equal, but with Kela getting the instigator penalty added on.
I understand why they went hard after Kela, and I completely agree that intentionally throwing at a guy needs to be stamped out from the game. I guess what is different in this situation is that after Kela went after Dietrich, if Dietrich had charged the mound and went after him and they had the brawl, it still wouldn't be right or okay, but it is an accepted part of the game that when a dude throws at you, it is time to rumble.

What Garrett did, was take a situation that had somewhat been de-escalated from the Kela vs Dietrich incident, and irrationally decided to incite a huge brawl by running into the opposing dugout. That is a different layer, and I don't think with that kind of action you can hide behind the fact that Kela started it. Yes Kela started it by throwing at Dietrich, but Kela didn't really start this giant brawl, that was all Garrett. I guess you could make the argument that what Garrett did was actually safer than if he had tried to bean the next Pittsburgh batter in the head.

I think whatever MLB uncovered through this investigation, it was clear to them that this was an issue involving Pittsburgh first and Cincinnati second, despite the actions of Garrett, Puig and Bell and that they needed to be punished the hardest. I just think that Garrett should have gotten the biggest suspension.