Bench-Clearing MLB Incident Turns Into A Tickle Fight

May 9, 2018 at 9:31 am by Terez in Kris Bryant, MLB

Marlins baserunner Derek Dietrich tried to score from second in the fourth inning against the Cubs on Tuesday. Cubs right fielder Ben Zobrist fired a perfect one-hop throw that beat Dietrich to the plate. Dietrich lowered his shoulder as he braced for contact with Chicago catcher Victor Caratini and appeared to shove Caratini away at the point of the tag. Both benches cleared even though everything had already settled down by the time anyone arrived to home plate. Kris Bryant spotted an old friend and the tickling commenced. – TO