It's that time of year again when you can walk around in public with a broken nose and black eye, and people wouldn't be puzzled.
Yes, NHL preseason has begun, and Dion Phaneuf dropping the gloves last night is indication that we'll be privileged with a myriad of fights in this year's hockey season.
And while the NFL isn't typically known for it's fighting side, the 2011 matchup between the Houston Texans and the Tennessee Titans sure is getting me excited. Could we possibly see another showdown by Texans superstar Andre Johnson and Titans Pauly D lookalike Cortland Finnegan?
Only time will tell.
I know the main focus in baseball right now is the playoffs, but as the final days of the regular season calendar go by, we cannot be surprised to see some tension in more than one clubhouse.
Whether or not a fight will occur remains to be seen, but the long, intricate history of baseball has proven that ball players surely aren't beyond bare knuckle boxing.
Here are 10 of the best teammate confrontations, that may or may not have led to fighting, that baseball has offered.