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Round Two? Russell Martin challenges Martin Maldonado to a charity fight

Mike Oz
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A day later, tempers from Sunday's brawl between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Milwaukee Brewers still haven't simmered down. After the game, Pirates catcher Russell Martin suggested it would be fair to hold down Brewers backup catcher Martin Maldonado so he could be punched in the face. Maldonado had landed the biggest blow in the fight, slugging Travis Snider of the Pirates in the head.

On Monday, Martin doubled-down on that. In fact, he has a better idea. He wants to fight Maldonado — though, he wants to do it in the offseason, as a charity event.

Maldonado hasn't been playing the tough guy role, neither after the game or after Martin's challenge.

It's probably worth a mention that Maldonado is the same guy who literally hit the cover off a ball on Friday, and he has "machete" in his Twitter handle. Maybe he's not the guy anyone should challenge to a fight.

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