Sean Rodriguez Punched Out a Gatorade Cooler After Throwing a Punch at Cubs

Kyle Koster

Benches cleared in the top of the seventh inning of the National League wild card game after Tony Watson hit Jake Arrieta with a pitch. Arrieta, who had plunked two Pirates batters earlier, took some exception to what appears to have been retaliation. Baseball being what it is, the fight was on.

Pittsburgh’s Sean Rodriguez threw a right hook during the melee, but didn’t connect with any Cubs player. Once he made it back to his dugout, that all changed. The utility infielder went full Mike Tyson on a Gatorade cooler, making solid contact.

It was fantastic television and I’m sorry the water cooler had to suffer so mightily for the rest of America’s enjoyment.

These Chicago bros didn’t much care for it.