There was an agent fight at the Winter Meetings

Lost in all of the chaos of trades, free agent signings, and contract extensions down in Orlando was a fight between two agents. Yahoo's Jeff Passan is reporting that on Wednesday afternoon, two men got into an altercation in the parking lot at the Swan and Dolphin Hotel.

Stay the [expletive] away from my guy!” one man yelled, according to witnesses who described the chaotic – and amusing – scene to Yahoo Sports in exchange for anonymity.

One of the witnesses had pulled into a parking spot at the Dolphin and exited his car to the sound of words being exchanged. A family member suggested he take out his phone and record the incident, and what came of it is a 22-second snippet of a fight that the other witness believes lasted twice as long.

There was lots of yelling and pushing, including the angrier man upping the ante significantly when he said, according to the witnesses, “I’m gonna burn your [expletive] house down!” One of the men, said the witness recording the video, seemed to be apologizing – and then threw a punch to restart the fracas. 

You really can't see much in the video above, but it's pretty wild that tempers would flare to this extent in such a public place, in front of nearly every relevant executive in baseball.


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