The 2011 Chicago Cubs have already experienced a fight within their own dugout. The emotional brawl occurred following the first inning that saw Carlos Silva, backed by some tremendously flawed defense, allow six runs:
Silva watched the Cubs commtt three errors, and served up two home runs in the six-run first. Silva was out of the inning with a double play grounder, trailing 4-0, but a catchers interference call on Koyie Hill prolonged it, and have gave up two more runs. Silva was angry coming into the dugout, and apparently some words were exchanged with someone else in the dugout. Players scrambled to break it up, and Silva was removed from the game the next inning.
Such a volatile, uneasy (read: hilarious) situation calls for none other than the screaming cat.
UPDATE: Silva and Aramis Ramirez were the brawlers. According to Paul Sullivan, Silva “left the building on cart without comment.” In case you don’t believe Sullivan, check out this action shot of Silva speeding away from reporters at what many believe to be as fast as 3 mph:
Perhaps the Cubs should quit devouring so much Charlie Sheen and start taking in something with more substance, something that screams team unity… like The Get Along Gang.