Ex-MLB Player Attacks Catcher with Bat After Pitch Thrown at Him

Former Arizona Diamondbacks player Alex Romero was involved in an ugly brawl during a game in the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League on Tuesday.

A video uploaded to Twitter shows Romero batting at home plate when the pitcher throws a pitch behind his back. Romero then uses his bat and takes three swings at the catcher before both benches clear and a fight between the teams breaks out.

A Yahoo Sports (via BleacherReport.com) writer explained why Romero attacked the player:

"The incident was a continuation of bad blood that had been brewing throughout the game. It initially boiled over in the seventh inning, when Caribes' Cesar Valera was hit by the first pitch after Niuman Romero and Alexi Amarista had hit back-to-back home runs. The benches cleared then as well, leading to the ejection of three players and Caribes manager Jackson Melian.

"In total, five batters were hit and nine were ejected stemming from the hostility. Fines and suspensions will surely follow. Romero, who played in 144 games for the Arizona Diamondbacks between 2008 and 2009, is likely to receive a significant ban."

Source: BleacherReport.com

Photo: Getty Images

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