Via Deadspin comes some pretty unfortunate video: a fan fight at the Jays-Red Sox game on Monday. This was the scene at Rogers Centre at the Blue Jays’ home opener:
Deadspin says that the Jays had tried to curb Opening Day drinking. No word on how that went as such, but it looks like they need to redouble their efforts to curb rampant jackassery.
LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Dodgers signed outfielder Jason Heyward to a minor league deal and invited him to spring training.
The 33-year-old was released by the Chicago Cubs earlier this offseason.
Heyward, who was injured at times last season, put up the worst offensive numbers of his career, batting .204 and with 10 RBIs and one home run in 137 plate appearances. However, he’s a valuable defender in the outfield.
The deal reunites Heyward with first baseman Freddie Freeman. They came up through the Atlanta Braves system and have remained friends ever since.
Heyward was a leader in the Cubs’ clubhouse, helping them win the 2016 World Series.