A Fight Erupted At The Red Sox/Orioles Game, And It Was Intense
David Ortiz contributed a three-run homer in the Boston Red Sox's eight-run first inning on Friday night, but what Baltimore Orioles reliever Kevin Gregg took offense to was Big Papi's lack of hustle to first on a popout in the eighth.
Gregg made his feelings known — shouting something to Ortiz, who had started down the first-base line but quickly changed direction and charged toward the mound. Moments before, Ortiz had started toward the mound after taking back-to-back inside pitches from Gregg. Both team's benches and bullpens emptied, but no one made a move to get physical.
Following Gregg's exchange with Ortiz, though, things ... got physical.
As the Orioles pitcher would later say:
"I think you show them that we're not backing down. We're not scared of them — them and their $180 million payroll."
Why does it always have to be about money?
Meanwhile, the Fenway Faithful — as they are wont to do — reacted like they were watching a gladiator match at the Coliseum, egging the brawl on with chants of "Pa-pi! Pa-pi!"
See all the action for yourself below. For those who were otherwise unaware, "This is what happens when you go to a Red Sox Vs. Orioles game" (10-time exclamation point).
Indeed, Red Sox/Orioles ... always a regular Fight Club.
Image via The Boston Herald
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