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Baseball player sparks massive brawl during his HR trot and then gets called up by the D-backs

USA TODAY Sports Media Group
USA TODAY Sports Media Group
 2021-09-05
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Henry Ramos has spent 11 seasons at various levels of minor-league baseball without a big-league appearance. Well, that’s about to change, and he’s going to have a lot to talk about with his new teammates in Arizona.

While playing in Friday’s game for the Diamondbacks’ Triple-A affiliate Reno Aces, Ramos hit a two-run home run in the seventh inning of an already-lopsided game. Ramos flipped his bat on the home run — which is totally fine — but the Tacoma Rainiers players took exception and started shouting at Ramos as he made his way around the bases.

The whole scene escalated when Rainiers shortstop Donovan Walton ran after Ramos around third base. Ramos turned around, stopped his trot and chucked his helmet at Walton. Mayhem ensued …

You don’t see helmet throws in brawls too often. Bryce Harper tried it in 2017, but the throw was awful. Ramos instead connected on his helmet toss but didn’t appear to land any punches.

Ramos, Walton and three other players were ejected for the brawl. And the run counted despite Ramos never completing his home run trot.

But the big-league club must’ve liked what they saw because on Sunday, the Diamondbacks called Ramos up.

He hopes to make his MLB debut in the coming days after a wild weekend.

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