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Ben and Sam discuss the brawl between the Dodgers and Padres, then talk about Ben's latest catcher framing research.

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buddons42
4/12
You mentioned how pitchers never rush the plate, but I seem to remember an incident with Kyle Farnsworth when he was with the Cubs when he pretty much did. There was a second or two of jawing between them and then Farnsworth just took off towards the batter. If anyone was crazy enough to do that, it would have to be Kyle Farnsworth.
gweedoh565
4/12
Not sure if this is the incident you are talking about, but Farnsworth did at least aggressively approach Paul Wilson after coming inside on him. He gets docked a few points since Wilson was a pitcher as well, although the body slam more than makes up for it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mt0_0k40t4
buddons42
4/12
That was it. Looks like Farnsworth doesn't really rush the plate, but he did deviate pretty significantly from the script of "Hang around the mound and let them come to you". Looks like he had wandered about halfway to home by the time Wilson decided he wanted to scrap. I remembered that fight being in the dirt by home, but now I see part of that was due to how far Wilson flew backwards after getting tackled. Good times.
BurrRutledge
4/12
I gotta listen to your podcast on the way home tonight, but jeez, the replay I saw shows it was an 89MPH pitch. Quentin's gotta be able to get out of the way or suffer the consequences...