Back in May, we had one of the most exciting moments of the Major League Baseball season when Texas Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor got into a fight with Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista. Odor got one of the cleanest punches to the face off on Bautista that resulted in a seven-game suspension.

On Thursday, with one out in the fifth inning of the Rangers-Indians game, the Rangers hit into an inning-ending 6-4-3 double play, with Odor sliding hard into Jason Kipnis at second base. Kipnis reacted to the Odor slide by backing up as if he were trying to prevent a fight with Odor, and it was a pretty funny sequence.

Everybody involved seemed to enjoy what had taken place. Odor was laughing about it as he ran back to the dugout, as well as the entire Rangers bench.

It might not have been so funny when it happened, but for Kipnis and everybody to be able to laugh about it is pretty awesome.


About Harry Lyles Jr.

Harry Lyles Jr. is an Atlanta-based writer, and a Georgia State University graduate.