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Benches clear in New York

Posted on: June 10, 2011 8:26 pm
Edited on: June 10, 2011 9:04 pm
Mark Teixeira

By C. Trent Rosecrans

While there was plenty of talk about batters being plunked during the recently completed Yankees-Red Sox series, there wasn't much done about it besides talking to reporters.

Well, with the Red Sox safely out of town, the Yankees got bent out of shape when Fausto Carmona hit Mark Teixeira in the second inning and the benches cleared. Sure, it wasn't much more than a basic baseball millabout, but it could be worth watching in the next couple of days.

On the first pitch after Curtis Granderson launched a homer to make it 4-0 Yankees, Carmona hit Teixeira between the shoulder blades. Teixeira got up yelling at Carmona, and manager Joe Girardi joined him.

Girardi and Indians manager Manny Acta also had a prolonged discussion about the day's events.

Carmona has now hit seven batters this season, and Teixeira has been hit seven times this season, including Tuesday against the Red Sox when he had to leave the game.

Carmona struck out Teixeira in the fourth in their next meeting.

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Since: Oct 13, 2009
Posted on: June 11, 2011 12:23 am

Benches clear in New York

lol you yankee fans are so funny.  poor mark!

Since: Dec 15, 2010
Posted on: June 11, 2011 12:16 am

Benches clear in New York

Its past time we started hitting batters back,the league turns a blind eye? they cant say squat when an errant ball from a Yanklke pitcvher hits an opposing batter in the groin. Down twice, retailition will be nil.

Since: Jun 29, 2010
Posted on: June 11, 2011 12:04 am

Benches clear in New York

Oriole fan talking smack????? You guys have not contended since Eddie Murray retired??? Oh wait--Jeff Maier, thats right. You can hate the Yanks snackboy, the Yanks hate you back...Nobody really cares about the Orioles.

Since: Oct 30, 2007
Posted on: June 10, 2011 11:56 pm

Benches clear in New York

I think they are a day late as they should have milled about puffing their chests last night . . . Beckett plunked them three times, got away with it,  and the Sox left town after taking three straight and First place away from the Yanks. They are probably a bit miffed (pissed?) over losing CC's start last night . . . Either way, the last series was a defining moment for the Yanks and the Sox just left making the Statement . . .

Since: Dec 9, 2009
Posted on: June 10, 2011 11:52 pm

Benches clear in New York

Here is what is going to happen:


The Red Sox will continue to hit people until one of their stars gets plunked and they loose him for the season. This will at least give their team/fans an excuse for another failed season.

Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: June 10, 2011 11:51 pm

Benches clear in New York

You're lumping Bryce Harper, an 18-year-old kid in A ball, in with Milton Bradley?
My goodness, way to demonstrate a complete lack of baseball knowledge and perspective.
Actually the opposite, it shows great breadth of knowlege of all the scumbags.  Keep up.

Since: Jan 13, 2010
Posted on: June 10, 2011 11:49 pm

Benches clear in New York're didn't ask my opinion on hating the Yankees. But do you think I care? I have the right to my likes and dislikes and as a life long Orioles fan I grew up hating the Yankees. As for your logic after that you're dead on right about most of what you said: that's what root for and who I root per your logic. Just to let you know, though again I'm sure you didn't ask, whenever I post in regards to the Yankees I ALWAYS start with "...I hate the Yankees". My right to say so takes precedence over your not asking. If you hurry I'm sure there is another bandwagon for you to jump on...but I'm sure you didn't ask my opinion about that either.

Since: Dec 13, 2006
Posted on: June 10, 2011 11:44 pm

Benches clear in New York

Why didnt the yankees get tough with boston. They wait till cleveland hits town. Girardi is a pansy Acta should have kicked his a##

Since: Sep 5, 2008
Posted on: June 10, 2011 11:40 pm

Benches clear in New York

Johnny load..get Ortiz 's name right..its Mr. Steroids...right bud?  As far as hooked on Phonices..get hooked on 28 to 2. Figure it out dude.  Stop posting on these if you're so smart...go cure cancer...clown.

Since: Dec 9, 2009
Posted on: June 10, 2011 11:39 pm

Benches clear in New York

: great point but you were only slightly off.


The Yankees have not been hit more than any other team; they are actually second on the list. The White Sox have actually been hit the most but I think that is because even the opposing pitchers want to hear Ozzie say something stupid after the game. But the Red Sox have hit more batter than any other team. They have hit 40 batters, the next team is the Mets at 28! For all the stat people out there that is about 42% more than any other team.

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