Monday, April 15, 2013

The Greinke – Quentin Brawl, Was It More Than Just a Baseball Fight?

I am blogging over at The Read Zone now, so go check out my new article on the Greinke-Quentin brawl and it's legal implications.

Everyone knows that sports have their own codes of conduct, and that each sport’s code is different.  In football and hockey, full contact sports where the players are trained and equipped for contact, it is completely within the rules for players to hit each other with full force, pummeling one another into the ground or into plexiglass boards.  In other sports, such as basketball and soccer, in which contact is incidental and but common, some contact is to be expected but is carefully limited.