Crisp stood by his locker after the game, smiling, with the remnants of the brawl on his face. He had scratches on his forehead and a red abrasion under his left eye. His nose looked slightly swollen. "The scratches on my face are from people trying to scratch like we’re playing football or something," he said. "Like little girls, trying to scratch out my eyes."
Ever the diplomat, Coco surely has the last word here. Being called a "little girl" can’t possibly bother a guy like Jonny Gomes, right? Yeah, this thing is over. Sure.
The funny thing is that this wasn’t even the most sensational post-game comment of the night. A few more caught my ear. To wit:
- Kevin Youkilis, on Manny Ramirez: "It’s a shanda fur die goy, Manny sitting on the bench while we fight. That shtunk should have gotten out there in the shmutzik with the rest of us".
- Manny Ramirez on Kevin Youkilis: "Youk, he complain about everything. It’s too humid, he too sweaty. It’s too cold, he too sweaty. Waah waah waah. Every time he get back to the dugout it’s like ‘that pitch inside? No way. that pitch outside? No way. Waaah’. I say, hey Youk, want some queso with that Manischewitz?"
- Tito Francona: "The fight? No big deal, boys will be boys. But what the f*ck do I do with this guy Lugo? Seriously, he’s awful".