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Beanball, Korean style: Better than any brawl in 'Bull Durham'

July 14, 2009 |  1:07 pm

With the Major League All-Star Game on tap for tonight, it seems like the right time to pay tribute to one of baseball's great comic moments. This wonderful You Tube clip illustrates what happens in Korean baseball when a batter is drilled by a fastball and charges the mound. Let's just say that the last thing he has in mind is actually tackling the pitcher or trying to punch him in the nose, which is what you'd expect in the American version of game. I'd say that retaliation, Korean style, is oh-so-much more imaginative and entertaining: