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San Diego Padres vs Atlanta Braves: Remembering when fights were Fights

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Ed Whitson
Ed Whitson

Chris Jaffe over at Hardball Times recounts one of the most amazing baseball brawls ever. Apparently, it was very recently the 10,000 day anniversary of the day that Dick Williams sent his Padres after Joe Torre's uncivilized Braves and f_ckin' civilized the hell out of them.

Of course it involves the Padres because we're touchy and have a bit of a complex about these sorts of things, but also because 1984 was one of the the years of the "Mad as Hell" slogan and we live the f_ck up to our slogans. None of this, Oh we believe that miracles can happen because it takes a miracle to compete on baseball smarts when every other team in baseball is hiring BIll James and Theo Epstein and suddenly when everybody's special then nobody's special. Keep the faith! Hey it's baseball!

No. None of that! Only FIGHT! ONLY MAD! ONLY GO TO HELL WE WILL WIN!

Go over to Hardball Times to read the account, but also watch this silent footage and check out these pictures as well. There's no music and the fight starts about :55. If you want a soundtrack, I recommend Claire de Lune.