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Baseball brawls here to stay

Baseball brawls have been around for 100 years, and they'll probably be here for the next 100.

Updated: October 15, 2003, 2:05 PM ET
By Joe Morgan | Special to ESPN.com

Baseball brawls are scrutinized every season -- and now in the postseason after the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox squared off on Saturday in Game 3 of the ALCS.

There have been suggestions that Major League Baseball needs to enact stiffer penalties for players who leave the dugout to participate in such brawls. For instance, the NBA and NHL issue automatic suspensions for players who leave the bench when a fight breaks out.

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