Has there been a crazier hour in Major League Baseball this season than Tuesday night?
First came news that Cincinnati outfielder Yasiel Puig had been traded to Cleveland as part of a three-team deal that sent Trevor Bauer* to the Reds. Shortly after that, Puig joined in the latest Reds-Pirates brawl.
*The last time Bauer touched a baseball in an Indians uniform, he threw the ball over the center-field wall at Kauffman Stadium
It began in the ninth inning when Reds pitcher Amir Garrett charged at the Pirates dugout, setting off a wild scene at Great American Ball Park.
Here is the video of the fisticuffs:
The brouhaha made for some great photos. Below are five great ones I found starting with Sam Greene of the Cincinnati Enquirer capturing perhaps the best sports photo of 2019:
Here is another look at the brawl (but be warned there is cursing):