Last month the Jays visited Yankee Stadium, and it seemed like the A-Rod “Ha” incident was dead and burried. The Jays claimed Alex’s play was bush, and appeared to take the high road. Apparently they were just waiting for the Yanks to return to Toronto. Monday, Jesse Litsch threw at Alex, but missed, the ball going behind him. Alex glared but took it; fair enough. That should have been the end of it. The benches were warned, so the Yanks couldn’t retaliate, though there was some chippy baserunning. Then, last night, with a base open, Josh Towers popped Alex below the knee with a fastball. Now Alex is upset. The benches clear twice. No ejections yet, but more chippy baserunning and the benches warned. Cut ahead a few innings, and Roger retaliates against Alex Rios, the Jays top player, with a fastball to the upper back. Roger and Torre are ejected, by rule. Roger, who surprisingly only has 4 career ejections, has words with the ump, no doubt to the effect that the Yanks were getting screwed by the various warnings, which precluded Yankee retaliation but offered no punishment to the Jays. Hopefully the unpleasantness is over, now, but bad blood has a way of lingering. Most disturbing for the Yanks is the prospect that Alex is sidelined with a sore knee and Roger is stuck with a suspension. And all of this overshadowed another fine game from the Yankees, the debut of Joba Chamberlain, and continued strong play from el duo. Today we get the marquee matchup of this series: Wang vs. Halladay. I’d rather not see it marred by more garbage.