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Trying to find the value in a dugout brawl

What exactly is the value of dugout brawls? And why do we pressure athletes to become activists? Story

Updated: August 7, 2008, 4:15 PM ET
By Tim Keown | Page 2

There's nothing better than a good dugout fight. Of course, no one calls it a fight, because it's either a scuffle or a confrontation or a difference of opinion.

I picture a group of special forces editors sitting in living rooms around the country, waiting for the call. When it comes, they're the ones who dictate the proper term.

Monday night it was Prince Fielder versus Manny Parra in the Brewers' dugout, and the operative word was "scuffle." The only thing that kept it from being ...

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