a red sox fan speaks
However, in all my years of watching Red Sox baseball, nothing prepared me for the deep hurt inflicted yesterday. While other games may have wounded my heart, this one blackened my soul.
--- Edward Cossette at Fox Sports New England.
The game was a disgrace to all of baseball. Though Martinez is surely to blame for the events that transpired, the ugliness was just amplified by Zimmer, Nelson and Garcia.
By the way: A Boston police spokeswoman has backed off previous statements that the two Yankees would be charged. She now says the incident will be investigated.
The reason I blame Martinez is not for his cowardly reaction to a 72 year old man coming after him; it's for this action, which set the tone: