Unbeknownst to me, the Boston media squares off against the New York media in twice-annual "friendly" baseball games in order to… I don't know. Mirror the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry? Try to make themselves feel important? And yesterday, according to Peter Abraham's LoHud Yankees Blog, things turned uglier than the players on the field (note: that's Abraham's picture on the right).
Bob Klapisch accidentally hit Boston Spanish radio broadcaster Uri Berenguer in the helmet with a pitch… and tempers flared on both sides. Boston manager Carl Beane [pictured, left], the Fenway Park PA announcer, had to be held back from attacking a few of our guys…
Good thing those New York guys weren't holding cocktail weenies, because then there would have been no chance of restraining Beane.
I will say this about the New York media, we don’t back down when the benches clear… I wish I were kidding, but I’m not. We were a few seconds away from a full-out scrap.
Yeah, the only thing that prevented a "full-out scrap" was the two dozen aortas clogged with butter and preservatives. They would have fought but everyone was wheezing by the time they got to the top of the dugout stairs. Which is probably for the best — I know I wouldn't want to fight Peter Abraham. It looks like his head is encased in a protective layer of jellied bacon.