Originally Posted by Cedric
When did everybody come out with this saying "just play the game". Baseball is one of the most emotional sports and for almost a century players have showed this type of emotion, what's wrong with it?
In an exhibition game between Detroit and the Giants in 1916, Ty Cobb took umbrage with an inside pitch and decided to slash his spikes into Giants' infielder Buck Herzog later in the game. After he was once again brushed back by a pitch (from Jeff Tesreau), Cobb challenged Herzog, Tesreau and the rest of the New York team to fight. The story goes that Herzog and Cobb fought on the field, under the stands after the game, and in Cobb's room at the hotel later that night. Eyewitness accounts differ on who won the fight, but with the reputations each of them had for fighting, it's safe to assume both Cobb and Herzog got in some good licks.