With less than a month to go in the season Seattle Mariners are fighting for their playoff lives. They’re also apparently fighting each other.
Ahead of Tuesday’s game against the Baltimore Orioles, reports of a fight in the Seattle clubhouse broke out.
A fight broke out in the Mariners clubhouse about 25 minutes ago. Dee Gordon asked reporters to step out of the clubhouse and all hell broke loose shortly after.
— Curtis Crabtree (@Curtis_Crabtree) September 4, 2018
It appears there was a scuffle of sorts in the #Mariners clubhouse earlier this afternoon. Dee Gordon kicked the media out, Scott Servais addressed it briefly with the media after.
— Shannon Drayer (@shannondrayer) September 4, 2018
Any way you slice it, that’s not good.
To be fair, when players spend a lot of time with each other for six months, fights do happen. It’s not ideal, but it happens.
But for a team hanging on in a playoff race, it’s hard to dismiss this. This is the time of the year when teams — especially ones fighting for their playoff lives — should be coming together. This is the exact opposite.