The game of baseball is not intended to be a contact sport. However, at times, in the heat of battle, incidental contact is sometimes necessary, as seen in crashing plays at home plate, or when outfielders at times suffer from a lack of communication and a nice little bumpy gathering ensues.
What isn’t supposed to be incidental contact, however, is when players allow their emotions to rule and their actions then involve an umpire. At times, managers even get into the act.
Over the years, several players and managers have been involved in very ugly incidents that have gained them the ire of both umpires and MLB officials.
While not all of the attached videos occurred in Major League Baseball, they are nonetheless epic.
Bleacher Report will take a look at some of the more egregious incidents involving MLB players, managers and umpires.