The next White Sox opponent had a feisty game on Sunday

Vincent Parise
ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 26: The Seattle Mariners and the Los Angeles Angels clear the benches after Jesse Winker #27 of theMariners charged the Angels dugout after being hit by a pitch in the second inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on June 26, 2022 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 26: The Seattle Mariners and the Los Angeles Angels clear the benches after Jesse Winker #27 of theMariners charged the Angels dugout after being hit by a pitch in the second inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on June 26, 2022 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /
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The Chicago White Sox have a big series coming up with the Los Angeles Angels this week. They split a four-game series earlier this season but each team looks very different now as opposed to then. The Angels have fallen off a lot since that series when they were in first place.

When you think of the Angels in 2022, you think of the fact that the two best players in the league are on the same team. Unfortunately, for them (and baseball fans), that doesn’t lead to too many wins.

Mike Trout is one of the greatest-position players who ever lived and is still in the middle of his prime. Shohei Ohtani is the greatest talent who ever lived as he is both an elite starting pitcher and elite hitter.

On Sunday, however, the skill wasn’t the story for the Los Angeles Angels. The big thing was the benches-clearing brawl that took place between them and the Seattle Mariners. It was a scene that saw multiple players ejected after it got rather violent.

The Chicago White Sox are about to play the Los Angeles Angels this week.

There were miltiple days of inside pitches coming close that led to bad blood. It finally spilled when a bean ball in the second inning led to the benches clearing. The two managers and six players were sent out of the game. One was former White Sox pitcher Ryan Tepera.

In the top of the second, Angels pitcher Andrew Wantz beaned Mariners outfielder Jesse Winker in his leg. From there, it was madness. Even when it settled down, Raisel Iglesias threw an entire thing of sunflower seeds on the field.

It will be interesting to see how that effects the Los Angeles roster (in terms of suspensions) for this series against the White Sox. Thier most impactful players won’t be missing but you never know how this effects their depth.

It is always wild when you see scenes like this in baseball. This is one of the worst ones that you will see as both sides decided to go wild. It wasn’t just a couple of guys pushing and shoving as some real pnches were thrown.

The White Sox need to just come into this series and try to win it without any nonsense. None of that is going to carry over into this series organically but they are probably a motivated group right now. Chicago just needs to play baseball. It was an interesting moment for Sunday baseball for sure and now they just so happen to be playing the White Sox.

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