In what can be considered a bit of a surprise, WBC officials have decided to not suspend any of the players involved in Saturday’s bench clearing brawl between Team Canada and Team Mexico.
WBC announces it will not discipline players involved in the Canada-Mexico brawl.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) March 10, 2013
From the WBC:
“Hopefully the tournament’s teams will learn from this incident and set a better example,”
The incident occured in the ninth inning with Canada up by 6 runs. After a bunt single by Canadian catcher Chris Robinson, Mexican third baseman Luis Cruz clearly told pitcher Arnold Leon to hit the next batter, Rene Tosoni. After failing to do so on the first two attempts, Leon hit Tosoni, and the benches cleared. Drew has all the details here.