Lovely brawl in yesterdays game, which all began because Mark Melancon is having issues finding the control that he once had in AAA. After hitting Hill (Toronto's best offensive hitter this year) square in the back, Carlson threw behind Jorge Posada. So far behind him that the ball missed him and rolled to the backstop. Posada wasn't thrilled with this and the benches had cleared. Nothing happened and the game continued.
But then our lovely catcher decided to nudge Carlson who was backing up the catcher in case of an errant throw. In looking at this clip from TSN, you can clearly see that Carlson is looking around for the ball and covering the plate. Many Yankee fans believe that Carlson initiated this fight by standing in Posada's way, but I still cant see that. And even if that was the case, Posada could have been a bigger person, just walking around him as he headed back to the dugout.
Look at this clip though. The things that stand out to me are Shelley Duncan pounding his way through the pile, try to take out Rod Barajas. Check out 7:26 as Shelley takes on Rod and pretty much throws him to the ground. How crazy is he? Also noticed Edwar (who weighs about 90 pounds) pulling at Barajas' equipment, trying to pull him out of the pile. Not sure why he was doing that but Cito didn't seem too pleased.