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The Red Sox and Indians throw at, jaw at one-another

Aug 4, 2010, 8:49 AM EDT

It’s probably a good thing that no one truly fights in baseball anymore, but I’d be lying if I said that there wasn’t something, I dunno, deflating about seeing everyone run out onto the field to simply . . . grumble at one-another.  That’s what the Indians and Red Sox did last night. Here’s some video of the fracas heated conversation.

Leading up to all of this was two hit batters by Josh Beckett. For what it’s worth, it looked like the ball that hit Shin-Soo Choo on the knee was an accident. Watch the slow motion of the pitch: he just kind of jerked it/held onto it too long, and his walkup towards the plate after the pitch was about as close as pitchers ever get to an on-field apology to guys they plunk.

How that led to the Indians pitchers throwing behind David Ortiz and Adrian Beltre I have no idea.

  1. crotch_jenkins - Aug 4, 2010 at 8:54 AM

    I was really hoping that Shelley Duncan would eat Beckett. Once again, Shelley Duncan was a disappointment.

  2. Josh Fisher - Aug 4, 2010 at 9:31 AM

    Gotta feel like there’s some bad blood in the Indians clubhouse regarding Kalish’s take-out of Santana. Not saying whether that bad blood (or the take-out) was justified, but the Indians clubhouse is surely a partisan place.

  3. tdawg69 - Aug 4, 2010 at 9:35 AM

    My guess is it started the day before when the rookie took out Santana’s leg. Then Becket gets a case of can’t find the zone. (there were several VERY bad pitches besides the 2 HBP’s. He was all over the place)

  4. charles - Aug 4, 2010 at 10:04 AM

    Craig really has no idea how two Indians players getting hit by fastballs clocked at 95 mph, the night after a Red Sox player made a reckless slide taking out the Indians best player, might lead to someone on the Indians throwing at a Red Sox player? Really?

  5. BC - Aug 4, 2010 at 10:15 AM

    I really wanted to see Beckett and Duncan go at it. Francona was going after someone as well.

  6. jerseyrip - Aug 4, 2010 at 11:08 AM

    Shelly Duncan is a loud-mouth punk, some of this extra-curicular activity w/Yankees has shown us his true colors. When NESN finally showed us the reverse camera-angle with him mouthing off to Beckett, that’s the real Duncan. Bring in DelCarmen to plunk him with the 1st pitch tonite, it kills two birds and gets Manny thrown out!

  7. BC - Aug 4, 2010 at 11:17 AM

    Well, Delcarmen hasn’t shown that he can get anyone out. Maybe they just use him as the “designated plunker” for the rest of the year.

  8. Luke - Aug 4, 2010 at 11:57 AM

    @jerseyrip: Shelly Duncan – although borderline retarded – has always “played the game the right way”…hard. I’d be pretty pissed to after a) getting pegged once, b) watching my best hitter get pegged then c) having a blal thrown over my head.
    Beckett was just being Beckett…effectively wild, he does this all the time. But talk about punk…how can he possible be irritated that the Indians retaliated by throwing pitches behind Sox batters (for the record NOT hitting any of them) after he hit 2 and almost hit a 3rd himself?

  9. FrankZappa - Aug 4, 2010 at 12:11 PM

    the indians are a bunch of sissyboys…beckett obviously had control problems

  10. charles - Aug 4, 2010 at 12:37 PM

    @FrankZappa – which was clearly demonstrated by his number of walks last night.

  11. SosasCork - Aug 4, 2010 at 7:19 PM

    If the Indians really wanted to start a fight, all they needed to do was touch Beltre on the head!

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