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Shelley Duncan's spike up slide into Rays second baseman Akinori Iwamura and the ensuing "brawl" just prove the point that baseball players, for the most part are a bunch of sissies.  A brawl means fists flying, teeth being dislodged, a few great tackles, and the chance of blood being spilled.  A "brawl" in baseball terms means one shove, a leisurely trot from the dugout, and then 35 guys standing around rubbing shoulders and holding each other around the waist in some psuedo-masculine way that is more homoerotic than the volleyball scene in "Top Gun."  Have some balls baseball!

Not that the FlyMaster or the Sportsfly crew condone violence of any sort, but if you're going to fight, then fight.  Don't dance around a posture like impotent roosters.  This goes for basketball players and football players alike.  You can't fight either.  In fact, the only athletes who can fight are hockey players. Here's a reality show that would do great.  You take star athletes from the NBA, MLB, and NFL and have them fight each other.  The winner of the round robin tournament would then get a shot at Manny Pacquiao (who weighs 130 compared to the average 225 pounds of the other major sports).  The little Filipino Devil would feast on these chumps.  That would be entertaining, but it won't ever happen.  Until then, prepare for another baseball season of weak fights and limp-wristed slapping on the diamond.  Baseball...grow a pair and come back when you can at least defend yourself.

FlyMaster Signing Off...For Now!

 

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