Joe Torre wasn't kidding when he said this would be a circus, and the reason why the Yankees left Roger Clemens at home.
Fenway Park should have had a tent thrown over it, and not just because of the storm clouds that caused the start of last night's 9-5 Red Sox loss to the Bombers to be delayed by 30 minutes. About the only sideshows missing from this one were Zip the Pinhead, Tom Thumb, and Ula, the Painproof Rubber Girl.
Five hit batsmen, the last clearing the benches and bullpens;
princess masks and "I GOT IT!" shouts greeting A-Hole;
Torre getting Piniella-like in an umpire's face!
Yep, it's gonna be a wild weekend.
You can take the Yankees and the Red Sox out of a pennant fight. But you can't take the fight out of the Yankees and the Red Sox.
That's all. It's a law of baseball nature.