The Boston Red Sox are playing the New York Yankees in a three game series this week and things are heating up at Fenway.
On Wednesday, the Sox beat the Yankees into a pulp, 14-1. It was truly an embarrassment and any member of the Yankees franchise or fandom should be ashamed to show their face in public.
On Thursday though, the Yankees came back for blood. It was a hard fought game but the Yanks ultimately wound up pulling out the win in a much closer and far less impressive score of 10-7.
But we’re not here to talk about scores. We’re here to talk about the two things that keep baseball alive: bench clearing brawls and fan-fueled rivalries.
First, a brief refresher on the brawl last night that everybody’s talking about around the water cooler this morning.
WATCH: The Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees got into a crazy bench-clearing brawl pic.twitter.com/Il4CMtc1DL
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) April 12, 2018
Truly a sight to behold.
And to top off the second part of the great American tradition that is baseball: the fan-fueled rivalry. Gronk took care of it on Thursday morning.
“Sox vs Yankees brawls/rivalry is back,” the Patriots tight end tweeted. “The action I love to see!”
Sox vs Yankees brawls/rivalry is back. The action I love to see!
— Rob Gronkowski (@RobGronkowski) April 12, 2018
Gronk, who’s no stranger to fighting himself, is exactly who we need to be fueling this fire. The more well-liked athletes encourage stuff like this, the better baseball’s ratings will be. They’ll skyrocket. It’s an airtight business plan, really.
And if Gronk does decide to retire from football in the near future, I’m gonna go out on a limb and say he’ll probably have a spot waiting for him on the Red Sox roster.
— Sale41 (@RealMattyIce33) April 12, 2018
The Sox square up against the Yankees tonight at 7:10 PM. You can bet I’ll be watching.
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