MLB players react to Rougned Odor clocking Jose Bautista
A confrontation between Texas Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor and Toronto’s Jose Bautista sparked a massive brawl during Sunday’s Blue Jays-Rangers game. Odor was upset with Bautista for his hard slide into second base to break up a double play, which forced Odor to leap out of the way.
Odor shoved Bautista, then delivered a huge punch which sent Bautista’s sunglasses flying. Both players were ejected, and Blue Jays pitcher Jesse Chavez was later ejected when he hit Prince Fielder with a pitch.
Toronto’s Marcus Stroman, who was away from the team to attend his graduation from Duke University, tweeted that he has no respect for Odor.
Zero respect for Odor. Never had respect for him, never will.
— Marcus Stroman (@MStrooo6) May 15, 2016
was Bautista winding up to tickle him? https://t.co/4QxFbxqM3n
— Brandon McCarthy (@BMcCarthy32) May 15, 2016
"E.L.E Everybody love everybody… Right there up on the wall" -semi pro
— Justin Verlander (@JustinVerlander) May 15, 2016
— OlivaMangini (@Mangini_Matt) May 15, 2016
I wonder if the Rangers/Blue Jays were thinking about making baseball fun again while fighting.
— Brett Anderson (@BrettAnderson35) May 15, 2016
Cleanest punch I've ever seen landed in the big leagues.
— Jeremy Guthrie (@TheRealJGuts) May 15, 2016
— Darin Gorski (@darin_gorski20) May 15, 2016
Gibbons: "It was gutless. We've played seven games … the other 29 teams, if they have an issue with you, they come at you right away."
— Gregor Chisholm (@gregorMLB) May 15, 2016