Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista thinks the mercy rule at the WBC has to be changed in order to prevent bad situations such as the bench-clearing brawl that took place between Canada and Mexico on Saturday night. (Dave ABEL/TORONTO SUN)
Fight night was the topic of conversation of the day.
The fight, of course, happened to be the brawl between Mexico and Canada in a wild contest Saturday night in the World Baseball Classic, a game that the Canucks eventually won 10-3.
While understanding the motivation of all sides concerned, the feeling in the Blue Jays clubhouse was that ninth-inning bunt by Chris Robinson leading off the inning with his team up 9-3 went against the spirit of the game, baseball’s unwritten code.
“It’s unfortunate that it happened. But it’s baseball and that stuff is going to happen every now and then,” said Jose Bautista, whose highlight of Saturday’s action was the Dominican Republic’s 6-3 victory over Spain.