The Yankees and Blue Jays got into one of those classic baseball brawls last night, in the eighth inning of a 10-4 game. Jorge Posada got all macho after a pitch from Jesse Carlson went behind him earlier in the frame, and gave the Toronto pitcher a juvenile elbow on his way to the dugout after scoring a run. And at that point, it was on.
Newsday's Ken Davidoff said it was pure foolishness. (The same could be said for his paper's new black-background Web site, which is brutal on the eyes.)
Mark Feinsand of the Daily News wants to know what Posada was thinking. And Daily News columnist John Harper said the Yankees are lucky no one got hurt. Couldn't agree with all of their thoughts more. Posada is 35 years old and has been around 14 years. His actions made no sense whatsoever.
Meanwhile, Toronto Star columnist Richard Griffin said it was a bonding moment for the Jays. Toronto hitters kept getting pegged when I covered the teams' series earlier this month in Rogers Centre and Carlson finally had his hitters' back.