Right around the time sirens were blaring across Chicago on Monday night, warning of a potential tornado, television cameras caught Brewers first baseman Prince Fielder shoving pitcher Manny Parra in a dugout altercation in Cincinnati.
That incident blew up a year and two days after manager Ned Yost became entangled in another dugout incident with former Brewers Johnny Estrada and infielder Tony Graffanino.
If team chemistry means anything, Cubs fans should be encouraged by the reaction from Scott Eyre on Tuesday, when the struggling reliever (2-0, 7.15 ERA) was designated for assignment to make room for All-Star closer Kerry Wood on the 25-man roster.
"I enjoyed my time here in Chicago," Eyre said. "I wish it would've turned out different. But I tell you what - the hardest part is saying goodbye to teammates. It's a great bunch of guys, great place to play. And it's unbelievable fans - last night's game is a testament to what they're all about here.
"You can't really go and complain and say, 'Hey, I want to pitch' cause everyone's doing so well. ...Trust me, I'm cheering for everyone to do well, even now and I'll continue to do that the rest of the summer."
Eyre was forced to stand on the side of the stage in the interview room, so the Cubs logo on a microphone or backdrop wouldn't make the television shot, which seemed petty, especially since this guy was on the verge of tears.
"I have no ill feelings," Eyre said, "and I mean that truly."