The melee like the one we saw tonight in Detroit is just a microcosm of our society.
Here are other examples of players mixing it up with fans:
2000: Several LA Dodgers fought with fans near the bullpen at Chicago's Wrigley field.
2001: Denver Nuggets coach Dan Issel called a heckling fan "a mexican piece of sh*t".
2002: Two fans attacked Tom Gamboa, the Kansas City Royals first base coach, at Chicago's comiskey park.
2003: A fight erupts in the bullpen at Fenway Park between a New York Yankees pitcher and a fan.
2004: A fan gets struck in the nose by a flying chair during a fight between fans and several Texas Rangers near the bullpen at Network Associates Coliseum. Rangers pitcher Frank Francisco was arrested.