Jesse Carlson did what any good relief pitcher should do to protect his teammates. After fellow Blue Jay Aaron Hill got plunked in the back, Carlson threw a fastball so far behind Jorge Posada that the dude in the on-deck circle had to duck. After Posada walked and scored on a Brett Gardner double, the Yankee catcher nudged Carlson who was backing up for a throw to home, and one of the biggest brawls in recent memory exploded. To wit:
Aren't you glad I embedded the TSN clip instead of the YES Network? I spared you the inane blatherings of Michael Kay.
In the end, Carlson was the lucky recipient of a big fat welt on his forehead and Yankees manager Joe Girardi got a black eye seemingly from Blue Jay infielder John McDonald. Jesse, a little friendly advice: you're supposed to cover the face in a fight, no matter how horrifically ugly you are.