By Elaine Donnelly
Extending sexual misconduct to combat units
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Bringing the world closer together through baseball sure sounded like a good idea.
Alfredo Aceves and several players threw nasty punches when a fierce, full-scale brawl broke out in the ninth inning Saturday of Canada's 10-3 romp over Mexico in the World Baseball Classic, a melee that also involved fans and set off skirmishes in the seats.
Zack Greinke and Hanley Ramirez have already changed teams, and general managers still have a few more hours to make additional big trades. Some of the deals from the 2012 season may quickly be forgotten, but there's always the possibility of a blockbuster that can change the fortunes of a team for years. In honor of baseball's Tuesday trade deadline, here are some of the most famous (and infamous) in-season deals in baseball history _ one for each of the 30 franchises.
Suspected steroid users Rafael Palmeiro and Juan Gonzalez are on baseball's Hall of Fame ballot for the first time and join Bert Blyleven and Roberto Alomar, both having fallen just short in last year's vote.
Max St. Pierre's perseverance has paid off. The Detroit Tigers have added an awfully happy backup catcher.
"I had a hold of him, and I think I saw Satan in his eyes," Walker said afterward. "It was scary. I was just hoping he wasn't going to throw punches at me, because that would've been trouble."