Joe Torre, manager of the St. Louis Cardinals, banned opposing players from the clubhouse one day after two of his players fought over the subject.
On Saturday, relief pitcher Todd Worrell and first baseman Pedro Guerrero each threw punches after Guerrero brought the Sammy Sosa of the Chicago Cubs into the clubhouse after Chicago's 5-4 victory.
Torre held a team meeting before Sunday's game to announce that fraternization would not be tolerated. "There just won't be people coming in this clubhouse," Torre said.
Said utility player Rex Hudler: "Anyone else comes in here again, they're free game. Open season, baby.
"If you're the enemy and you come into the enemy foxhole, most of the time you don't get out of it," Hudler said of Sosa. "He's lucky he got out without serious damage."