Reds & Giants Players Scrap Pre-Game Over Fantasy Football Dispute

A bench-clearing incident before the game? That's a rare event in baseball, or pretty much any sport. But when you have fiery personalities like Tommy Pham and Joc Pederson, it might make a bit more sense.

The Cincinnati Reds' Pham and the San Franciso Giants' Pederson had to be separated during a scuffle in batting practice. Players from both teams went scurrying out to the scene. The two were quickly separated and no punches were thrown.

Word is that Pham apparently slapped Pederson over a disagreement regarding a fantasy football league that the two are in together. Yes, for real. 

Pederson has been on fire the past week, with 4 HR and 10 RBIs, with a .368 average in the last seven games for the Giants. 

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