It looks fake - almost like a photoshop of Shields delivering a pitch. If you are a Rays fan (they do exist, right?), you have to be concerned with your young ace throwing haymakers like this. Not to mention the sweep your team just suffered at the hands of the Sox, even if it was in Fenway.
Predictably, Johnny Gomes got involved (you may remember him from the Shelley Duncan incident). The following comes from rotoworld.com about Gomes' involvement:
Gomes must have started running from the dugout even before Coco Crisp charged the mound, because he was out there in a flash to delivered several blows in Crisp's general direction with Boston's outfielder on the ground. He singlehandedly took the whole brawl up a notch and deserves a signficant suspension.You stay classy, Johnny Gomes.
Another note from this game, while I'm talking about it. Jacoby Ellsbury left the game with a wrist injury sustained while attempting a diving catch. X-Rays were apparently negative, and the Sox are calling it a strain. Combined with Crisp's impending suspension and Big Papi's recent injury, this is hardly good news for the Red Sox.
Perhaps this is the time the Yankees make their run? The Rays will have Shields miss a turn and will have been smacked down to earth by the Sox. The Sox will have to play SOME games without Ortiz, Ellsbury AND Crisp. The Yankees just had a magical walk off victory thanks to the lucky golden thong. Its all in the cards people - you just need to know how to read them.
Update (6/5/08 10:21 PM): To add to the fun in this one, Manny Ramirez and Kevin Youkilis apparently got into a shoving match in the dugout in the 4th inning. Then, in the 7th, Manny had to leave the game with a hamstring injury. Is it now a possibility that the Red Sox will have to play a couple of games without Manny, Ortiz, Ellsbury and Crisp? Not to mention Dice-K and Bucky still on the shelf, while fatty (Schilling) is just starting to climb back up on the mound off of his shoulder injury. I repeat - TIME FOR THE YANKEES TO MAKE A RUN!
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