PHOENIX - A fierce brawl that saw Alfredo Aceves and several players throw nasty punches erupted in the ninth inning of Canada's 10-3 romp over Mexico in the World Baseball Classic on Saturday.
The fights broke out after Canada's Rene Tosoni was hit by a pitch from Arnold Leon with Canada leading 9-3 at Chase Field, home of the Arizona Diamondbacks. It turned into a wild scene, as chaotic as any on a major league field in recent years.
Even when the melee ended, a full water bottle thrown from the crowd struck the face of a Canadian coach. Canada shortstop Cale Iorg angrily threw the bottle back into the crowd.
Several police officers came onto the field trying to restore order, and there were skirmishes in the seats.