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Olympic Baseball Gets Rough in US vs China game

Twice in the game where the US blew out China 9-1, there were collisions at the plate.  The Chinese catcher taking a good shot from a US runner scoring on the play.  Each time the US player went in high with a shoulder.

Jim Lefebvre (think we all remember him) now coaching China got tossed arguing one of the plays at the plate. 

Matt LaPorta, one of the runners scoring earlier took one in the head on his next AB.  He was taken to the hospital for observation.  The Chinese pitcher and Steve Ontiveros got tossed for that.  That was clearly a head hunting throw, rather similar to the throw towards Fonzie's head last week.

Then for the final out, the US pitcher took a come-backer and ran down the batter to tag him out; tossing the ball towards the Chinese dugout.

Video can be viewed at http://www.nbcolympics.com/index.html in the exclusive video section on the right-hand side bar.

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