Red Sox fans have their panties in a wad today over an incident that occured in the ninth inning of yesterday’s game at The Stadium. With one out and no one on, and up by five runs, Yanks’ releiver Joba Chamberlain let not one, but two laser-beams sail over Kevin Youkilis’s head. Joba was tossed for presumably trying to hit Youkilis intentionally.
Personally, I don’t buy the notion that it was intentional. Maybe I’m being a bit of a homer, but what sense would it make to pull a stunt like that with a five run lead, in a game you’re trying to win to gain ground on the Red Sox and make the playoffs? But the Red Sox players certainly thought it was on purpose, just read the lips in the dugout!
Ah, Yanks vs. Red Sox – it doesn’t get any better than this!