If you try to imagine a ballpark promotion entitled "Camp Day" for children, what comes to mind? Perhaps you envision kids enjoying some popcorn with their friends while observing a great baseball game. One of the counselors accidentally spills popcorn on another fan in attendance as he/she focuses on keeping the campers in line. Generally, the atmosphere is one of mirth and excitement. What a beautifully optimistic imagination you have.
Well, sorry to break this to you, but your imagination is WRONG.
THE WORLD ISN'T ALL BUTTERFLIES AND RAINBOWS. This past weekend, children attending a "baseball game" at Jackie Robinson Ballpark in Daytona Beach through a "Camp Day" promotion got to see themselves an old-fashioned, UFC style brawl. The Miami Marlins' very own Class A Advanced affiliate, the Jupiter Hammerheads, faced off against the Cincinnati Reds affiliate, the Daytona Tortugas.
According to the Daytona Beach News-Journal, the brawl began after the Tortugas' third baseman, Gavin LaValley, was hit by a pitch in the ninth inning with two outs. The Tortugas' manager, Eli Marrero, and the Hammerheads manager, Randy Ready, began shouting at each other and the brawl commenced. At the very beginning of the video you can actually see Marrero and Ready trade punches, which ends up clearing the benches.
Watch the video below, and get your popcorn ready.