After watching the replay of the brawl for the 347th time today, I came to the conclusion that the Yankees should not only the favorite to win the World Series this year, but should also be the favorite to take the title belt in any team brawl.
Check the tape of the fight from multiple angles. Sure Damon and Jeter were the first non-Posada Yankees involved, but they had a head start from the on-deck circle. Take a look at who the first dudes into the fray are out of the Yankee dugout: CC Sabathia, Mark Teixeira, Joba Chamberlain, and Shelley Duncan. Screw Ruth and Gehrig, that's a murderer's row of big fucking dudes ready to pound people's faces in right there.
And hot on their heels was manager, Joe Girardi. When do you ever see a manager get that involved in a team brawl? Girardi looked like he was ready to kill as many people as Jorge, and that's something his players notice and respect and that's why they've played so hard for him this year. Cito Gaston was off to the side, trying to start something with Edwar Ramirez. Edwar Ramirez!!! He's smaller than the batboys. Way to show your toughness, Cito, you fucking pussy.
All that was missing was Bruney and Albaladejo steaming out of the bullpen with matching Road Warrior spiked shoulder pads and Hawk and Animal facepaint, bashing Carlson over the head with a steel chair.
Any team that's thinking of starting shit with the Bombers for the rest of the year better think twice after last night. Any time a guy comes out of a baseball fight looking like this...
...you know whoever it was that was throwing fisticuffs in the pile was playing for keeps.
After inflicting that much damage last night and winning a decisive 10-9 round on my scorecard, Jorge must be stoked to only have to serve a 3-game suspension, down from 4 after he said he would not appeal. 20 bucks says he pulled a Gunnar Stahl when he got the news. "3 games? Well worth it."
Don't fuck with this man. Molina and Pettitte look scared to death to even be standing next to him. Start spreading the news and somebody ring the damn bell...
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