Page 2 details unwritten rules of baseball fights

Updated: September 2, 2010, 5:48 PM ET
By Patrick Hruby

Ever wonder how two baseball teams -- say, just for the sake of hypothetical argument, the Florida Marlins and Washington Nationals -- can get into a scary-looking bench-clearing brawl, yet when the shouting and dogpiling is done, no one ends up seriously hurt?

Me, too. Then I realized: not getting hurt is pretty much the whole point.

Thing is, baseball fights aren't actually fights. Not like a barroom fracas. They're more like the aggression displays you see from angry ...

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