So much happened during Bryce Harper’s brawl with Giants pitcher Hunter Strickland on Monday.
There was a laughably petty three-year-old retribution, an awful excuse for a helmet throw, a chilling Buster Posey and plenty of punches thrown (but not landed).
Through all that, the hardest contact from the brawl wasn’t even from Harper or Strickland. It came courtesy of a brutal collision between Giants teammates Michael Morse and Jeff Samardzija.
Samardzija rushed towards Harper with fists clenched, looking to throw a punch. But before he could do any of that, Morse came sprinting into the skirmish with no real direction at all. That reckless entrance on Morse’s part led to that nasty collision.
But it also stopped Samardzija from landing a punch, which Harper appreciated.
Tuesday’s ESPN broadcast mentioned that the Giants players were laughing about the collision before the game, but Morse got the worst of it. He was placed on the seven-day concussion DL while Samardzija started Tuesday’s game.
No wonder Buster Posey didn’t want to get involved.