Our scorecard from tonight’s smackdown:
-Varitek and A-Rod even on points.
-Kapler/Ortiz over Sturtze in a KO.
-Pedro still wandering Newberry in search of Zimmer.

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  • You mean *Newbury*, pal?

    S! July 25, 2004, 2:35 pm
  • Caught the replay of the brawl on Sportscenter. In what universe were Varitek and Rodriguez even on points? Rodriguez chirps after being plunked by a soft curveball, taunts a young pitcher and the experienced Varitek in vile language unbecoming of the Yankee organization, gets drilled in the grill by a mitt in the face, and finally crumples to the ground in a mass of humanity hardly qualifies as “even on points”. Pretty Boy ought to stick to hitting and fielding; his toughness seemed oh-so-phony to these eyes. We should ask: what would Jeter do?
    (However, to keep things in perspective, it’s the Yanks who are up on points, about 8 1/2 of them, to be exact)

    SF July 25, 2004, 6:43 pm
  • That’s a biased chronology. Here’s what I saw: Your “young pitcher” threw at A-Rod, who got pissed (seems legitimate to me) and started to yell at Arroyo. Then Varitek curses at A-Rod, as even Varitek admitted, which is what got A-Rod cursing back at Varitek. Note that the ump had to cut off Varitek, not A-Rod, which says a lot about who was instigating. Varitek then takes the first shot while still wearing his mask (this also makes sense: I wouln’t shove A-Rod in the face without a mask on either). Then A-Rod puts Varitek in a pretty mean headlock and starts swinging, and then all hell breaks loose.
    As for the “pretty boy,” crap—save it. And let’s also skip the laudatory bullshit about the “toughness” of all of those Cowboy Up Sox, with their “blue collar” shtick.
    The question you posed is a good one: What would Derek do? I think we all know the answer to that one. As for A-Rod and Varitek, those two are now looking at suspensions. How smart was that?

    YF July 25, 2004, 7:33 pm
  • It was ESPN’s chronology, as I stated.
    And I said nothing about the “blue-collar cowboy up” sox, which you might see if you try reading the post again.

    SF July 25, 2004, 8:25 pm