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Images of world sport: Base brawl at Chavez Ravine and the return of Tebow-mania

As the (slightly modified) old saying goes, "I went to the fight last night, and a baseball game broke out!"

At least, that's fans are saying in Los Angeles. After Diamondbacks pitcher Ian Kennedy nailed rookie Yasiel Puig in the face and Dodgers pitcher Zach Greinke retaliated on Arizona catcher Miguel Montero, the benches cleared and heated words were exchanged.

Things were just getting started, however. As Greinke came up to bat in the next inning, he also took a ball to the head and the benches cleared a second time, this time with both teams throwing punches. The brawl nearly spilled into the stands and resulted in six ejections.

Angels outfielder Mike Trout was involved in a bizarre play of fan interference reminiscent of the 2003 Steve Bartman incident that potentially cost the Cubs a trip to the World Series. Trout ran into foul territory near the stands to make a catch during a game in Baltimore when a fan wearing a Mike Trout jersey leaned over to try and grab the ball, causing the real Trout to muff the catch.

This play had a more happy ending, however, as the umpires ruled fan interference and awarded the out anyway.

The Tim Tebow circus continues its national tour, this time stopping in Boston. The New England Patriots announced the signing of Tebow Tuesday despite reports that Bill Belichick hates Tebow as a player. Belichick, however, has said that he respects Tebow's work ethic and enthusiasm.

Either way, expect Tebow to go from the most hyped back up of all time to the most hyped third string quarterback of all time.

Ryan Carreon is a web editor for E-mail him at