While the bench- and bullpen-clearing brawl was certainly intense, lasting for quite a long time and leading to eight ejections, it also produced some rather silly news too.
First came news that a fan had a pizza delivered to Seattle’s Jesse Winker following his ejection and charted the entire experience on Twitter.
The second was the clip of Angels pitcher Raisel Iglesias taking things to an absurd level by launching a case of sunflower seeds in the general direction of the Mariners’ dugout, though from an extremely safe distance.
Raisel Iglesias tries to toss a box of sunflower seeds to the Mariners dugout. 🤣
— theScore (@theScore) June 26, 2022
Somehow, the slow-motion toss is beautiful in a strange way. Also, it’s completely silly and wonderfully stupid. What was he hoping to accomplish? What did the sunflower seeds do to anyone?
Naturally, the image of a baseball player angrily tossing a case of seeds towards another team from a faraway distance garnered some fun reactions from the MLB world.
"yo can I grab some seeds?"
— Céspedes Family BBQ (@CespedesBBQ) June 26, 2022
Raisel Iglesias, Knuckle Seeds (With Tail). pic.twitter.com/BzrGuNJ3Uy
— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) June 26, 2022
Really nice change up here from Raisel Iglesias. Solid vertical movement and deception pic.twitter.com/4KWK68gzBZ
— 🏴☠️Perry The Pirate🏴☠️ (@PerryBurner) June 26, 2022
Raisel Iglesias is confirmed NOT a sunflower seed guy pic.twitter.com/ys29LJJWBI
— Calico Joe (@CalicoJoeMLB) June 26, 2022
— Bally Sports West (@BallySportWest) June 26, 2022
The Angels-Mariners brawl was on the TVs when we were in their clubhouse a bit ago. Everyone was watching, of course, then we went to talk with Nelson Cruz. He smiled and asked: "Why doesn't he like sunflower seeds?"
— Jesse Dougherty (@dougherty_jesse) June 26, 2022
The sunflower seeds don’t deserve this. pic.twitter.com/BGKBqVwMMp
— Jared Carrabis (@Jared_Carrabis) June 26, 2022
Shoutout to the Angel Stadium grounds crew who has to clean all that up. We’re sure they’re big Raisel Iglesias fans at the moment.