Torii Hunter took one in the ribs from Bud Norris during the eighth inning of Monday night’s Tigers-Orioles game in Baltimore. Presumably Norris wasn’t thrilled with giving up a homer run to Ian Kinsler in the previous at-bat and took it out his anger on the Tigers’ veteran. Hunter yelled at Norris as he walked up the first base line. Norris said something, too, and got himself ejected.
The benches eventually cleared, but a brawl never broke out. Nevertheless, Hunter threatened to whoop Norris’ ass before a tap on the cheek from umpire Paul Nauert defused the situation.
A fun night for lip readers at Camden, but overall … crisis averted.