Yordano Ventura and Manny Machado brawl: which one was at fault? | The Tylt

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Yordano Ventura and Manny Machado brawl: which one was at fault?
A festive crown for the winner
#BlameVentura
#BlameMachado

Well ... that brawl escalated quickly! Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura threw quite the fastball — the one that got away, he says — and hit Orioles shortstop Manny Machado in the back. Machado then charged Ventura, punched him in the face and threw him to the ground. It was a brawl that members of both teams had to break up. Both players were ejected from the game in the fifth inning.

But who was actually to blame for the brawl? 

The obvious answer for some is Machado. The shortstop did charge the mound and throw the punch. But many fans actually blame Ventura for igniting the fight with his pitch, and think Machado had every right to react. Ventura's becoming infamous for his wild fastballs and for starting brawls. And some fans clearly don't like Ventura's behavior. Nevertheless, some critics still feel like Machado deserves a multi-game suspension.

Who do you think: #BlameVentura or #BlameMachado?

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Yordano Ventura and Manny Machado brawl: which one was at fault?
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Some fans call Machado their hero following the brawl.
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Many are saying it's Ventura's fault.
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This fan called out Ventura's behavior and how often he ignites brawls.
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Ventura defended his actions. He threw a fastball. It got away. Machado charged him. He had to defend himself at that point.
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This guy says don’t mess with Machado ... But clearly he's poking fun at the pointless brawl.
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And Machado threw the first punch.
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FINAL RESULTS
Yordano Ventura and Manny Machado brawl: which one was at fault?
A festive crown for the winner
#BlameVentura
#BlameMachado
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