A Texas League baseball game between the Frisco RoughRiders and the San Antonio Missions erupted into a full-on WWF hardcore match from 2000 on Tuesday when fans started throwing water bottles at the players, and RoughRider Engel Beltre responded by beaning them with a trash can. No, seriously. From the San Antonio Express-News:
The incident came soon after a controversial call in the ninth inning when umpires overturned a potential three-run, go-ahead homer by Frisco’s Michael Bianucci, instead ruling it was an RBI ground-rule double.
RoughRiders manager Steve Buechele was ejected for arguing the call. The next Frisco batter struck out for the final out of the game.
San Antonio Missions president Burl Yarbrough was nearby when the melee broke out.
“I was standing there, and all of a sudden, a trash can came flying out of the dugout,” he told the San Antonio Express-News in a story on the newspaper’s website. “I’ve been here 24 years, and I’ve never seen anything like this.”