Cuba baseball player hit in face with bat in bench-clearing brawl

A few pitches after Matanzas' Eriel Sanchez hit a HR, a fight broke out that resulted in Villa Clara's Ramon Lunar getting hit in the face with a bat.
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''Where is it going to stop? Much has been tolerated,'' he wrote. ''What we are seeing in baseball is an assault on our very culture and a lack of respect to the audience that comes to the stadium and watches on TV.''

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