Right now the Yankees have a lead against the Red Sox in the third game of a kinda melodramatic series at Yankees Stadium. But let's rewind to this past Friday, when two minor league teams for the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankeees came to blows at Greenville's Fluor Field in one of the most riveting minor league brawls so far this year. Two pitches into Friday’s rain-delayed game between the South Atlantic League's Greenville Drive and Charleston RiverDogs, Drive starting pitcher Miguel Celestino intentionally pegged the Riverdogs' Slade Heathcott. The lead-off batter didn't appreciate that very much and turned around to a few haymakers on Drive catcher Christian Vazquez. Both dugouts and bullpens cleared for the ensuing brawl, which resulted in four players being ejected from the game. The RiverDogs won, 6-2. Watch the melee below.
A little more context, via the Line Drive blog:
Although the teams are minor league affiliates of one of baseball’s fiercest rivalries – the Boston Red Sox (Drive) and New York Yankees (RiverDogs) – there was no history of bad blood between the South Atlantic League competitors. However, at the end of a five-game series in Charleston last month, Drive catcher Christian Vazquez and outfielder Brandon Jacobs were hit by pitches, and there was some chatter between the teams.