The Cubs are below .500 as of this writing, so I guess hitter and first baseman Derek Lee figured that the best way to get the club off the dime was to hit Chris Young in response to whatever he said. The trouble is, no one's reporting what he said and the slugger faces possible suspension. According to the Chicago SunTimes, this is what happened:
In the fourth, Young hit Lee in what appeared to be the upper left arm with the pitch, knocking him to the ground. Lee got up, walked by Young on the way to first, then said something to the 6-foot-10 260-pound right-hander.
After the pitcher apparently responded, Lee threw a punch that didn't land. Young tried to throw a punch back that missed. Then he and Lee tried to connect at the same time.
By that time both benches had emptied, resulting in pushing, shoving and holding in a scrum as Lee and Young were held back. Several players fell to the ground before order was restored.
Lee said the pitch actually hit him in the wrist and caught more bat than him. He said he was angry because he thought Young was throwing at his head.
Here's the video: