Rockies pitcher Francis proud of Canada's effort

Things got out of hand during Canada's game against Mexico on Saturday at the World Baseball...

Things got out of hand during Canada's game against Mexico on Saturday at the World Baseball Classic. (GETTY IMAGES)

BOB ELLIOTT, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:10 AM ET

Jeff Francis was wearing his CANADA shirt at Chase Field on Saturday night.

That’s when players from free-trade partners, Mexico and Canada, decided to drop the gloves and bats and make you wonder whether WBC stood for: World Baseball Classic or World Boxing Council?

Fighting for a spot in the Colorado Rockies rotation, Francis said Monday he had never been involved in such a violent brawl like that or even seen anything like it.

Punches were thrown.

Separate skirmishes broke out.

Peacemakers were outnumbered by haymakers.


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