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Five Years Later, Pedro And Posada Still Don’t Like Each Other

Posted by Mike on September 17, 2008

It’s been five years since the epic fight on the grasses of Fenway Park. The fight in which Pedro Martinez threw at Karim Garcia, threw Yankees coach Don ” The Gerbil” Zimmer to the ground, and pointed at his head as he yelled at Yankees catcher Jorge Posada. An angered Posada was obviously mad because he assumed Pedro was saying that he was going to throw at his head. Not so according to the NY Post. In an interview with Michael Kay of the YES Network, Posada still has some harsh words for the former Red Sox pitcher, “thought he was going to hit me in the head with a bat after we had the fight and he pushed Don Zimmer,” Posada said. “It was ridiculous. I mean, he throws at Karim Garcia because he’s losing the game. I mean, there’s no class.” Now when the NY Post got back to Pedro with the comments that Posada said about him, Pedro had a few verbal jabs of his own for the Yanks catcher “He knows – he’s Latin, as much as he pretends to be American, he’s Latin – that cursing your mom in Latin America will get you into a fight,” Martinez said. “That’s something I would never do to his mom, because she doesn’t play. She’s not on the field. She’s someone you admire and respect, and I didn’t like that”. Still five years later, the dislike among these two continues. More from the NY Post:

Martinez also denied that he was intentionally throwing at Garcia’s head in the fourth inning at Fenway Park that night. That incident precipitated the brawl.

“I had two guys on at the time, and I think it was [at] second and third,” Martinez said. “I don’t see how you’re trying in such a critical game to hit somebody just because I’m losing the game. Like I never lost a game before.”

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