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Video Of Galarraga's Dugout Dispute With Avila, Laird

If you missed the little fracas between Armando Galarraga and Alex Avila (which then involved Gerald Laird, who was defending his fellow catcher), here’s a clip of it on ESPN.

Jim Leyland downplayed the incident when asked about it after the game:

“When you’re a pitcher and catcher, every now and then you get your signals crossed.”

It’s not unusual for a pitcher to cross up his catcher, but it doesn’t normally escalate to a near dugout brawl. It’s been quite an up-and-down year for Galarraga, and he’s handled it all so well, but today something finally set him off.