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Old 08-30-2013, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
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I found this on a silly GIF site, it's a ten second clip on loop, but the ball is pitched the batter jumps out of the way with his hands up, he turns around and kicks the catcher in the face then he charges the mound and starts slugging the pitcher.
I don't know if this was a real game or not, here's the link. I couldn't stop watching it, it was so funny.

Strike and Out - Cheezburger
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Old 08-30-2013, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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I'm impressed with the batter's quick thinking. The most frequent obstacle to charging the mound and attacking the pitcher has always been getting tackled from behind by the catcher before reaching the mound. This guy instantly eliminated that obstruction before making his charge.
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Old 08-30-2013, 11:09 AM
 
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Looks real.

I doubt catchers would catch the batter charging the mound in most cases. Catchers are already crouched low, are weighed down, and are usually a little bigger/slower than other players.

The batter may have kicked the catcher because he felt it was the battery that was going for him; meaning the pitcher AND the catcher were behind the (presumed) brushback.
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Old 08-30-2013, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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Looks real.

I doubt catchers would catch the batter charging the mound in most cases. Catchers are already crouched low, are weighed down, and are usually a little bigger/slower than other players.

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Catchers do it all the time. In most incidents the batter does not charge right away. Sometimes the batter is checking to see how badly he may have been hurt, sometimes the batter is trying to decide if the pitch was on purpose and the wrong look or word from the pitcher makes up his mind.

In this case the batter reacted so quickly that the catcher probably could not have caught him, but he made sure of that first by kicking him out of the way. I also think that you may well be correct in guessing that this batter also blamed the catcher for calling for some chin music. He reacted so quickly that I would suspect that he came to the plate with an existing grudge/suspicion against that particular battery.
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Old 08-30-2013, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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Yeah, it's real. I saw it on a list of "best baseball fights" awhile back.
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Old 08-30-2013, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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The hitter is Izzy Alcántara; he played for the Pawtucket Red Sox at the time.

Yes............it really happened.
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Old 08-30-2013, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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Alcántara is remembered for an incident while he was playing with the Pawtucket Red Sox, Boston's AAA affiliate of the International League. On July 3, 2001, after being brushed back a second time by Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons pitcher Blas Cedeño, Alcántara turned around, kicking catcher Jeremy Salazar, karate-style, in the mask before charging the mound, throwing an unsuccessful punch at Cedeño before turning around as other players joined the fight until he was tackled by Kevin Orie. The incident cost Alcántara a six-game suspension and his spot on the International League's All Star squad
Izzy Alcántara - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 08-30-2013, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Yes, it was all over SportsCenter at the time.
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