Legendary TV Host Asks Hilarious Question On MLB Brawls

Paul Goldschmidt #46 of the MLB St. Louis Cardinals attempts to restrain Tomas Nido #3 of the New York Mets after the benches cleared in the eighth inning at Busch Stadium on April 27, 2022 in St Louis, Missouri.
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There was a benches-clearing incident in the New York Mets – St. Louis Cardinals game on Wednesday.

In MLB, most benches-clearing incidents usually feature the two teams running to the diamond, and a lot of pushing around once they get there.

A famous game show host wondered about a common situation in these brawls.

“There was a bench-clearing incident in @Mets @Cardinals game tonight. It made me wonder again why players run all the way in from the bullpen to join the action. Wouldn’t it be easier and quicker just to fight out there?,” Pat Sajak tweeted.

If you think about it, it’s hilarious to think how members of the team can run right next to each other for a bunch of yards without even looking at the other, only to start pushing and pulling themselves once they get to the ‘scrum.’

An Odd Behavior, To Say The Least

It’s like the fighting venue is at the diamond or around the mound, and pushing is illegal before reaching that point.

Twitter user @greenmanville said, in the replies, that “what’s funny is that in some ballparks, the guys in the bullpen can’t even see what’s happening on the field. So it takes them a while to get with the program.”

Indeed, many guys, specifically those in bullpens, run towards the melee with no idea about what happened, just for the sake of sticking up for their teammates.

That is nice, sure, but is also funny and doesn’t make a ton of sense.

We can bet that a lot of the players and coaches running to the field when Nolan Arenado and Yoan Lopez started the incident didn’t even know why they were running.

Just another day in MLB.

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