When the Red Sox and Yankees get together, strange things occur, both in the stands and on the field. Saturday at Fenway Park offered up one scenario that bridged the two locales.
With Boston batting in the bottom of the sixth inning, there was a delay when a vendor working an aisle behind home plate somehow lost a supply of beers (Heineken anyone?) over the short wall, sending well over a dozen green cans all over the dirt near New York’s on-deck circle.
The incident prompted home-plate umpire Mark Carlson to start walking toward the mess, and kicked Red Sox third base coach Tim Bogar into gear as he trotted over to offer assistance.
“I was just glad Bogie didn’t grab one and start drinking it,” Terry Francona said after the game. “I didn’t know what was going on. So many things happen in our games here. I saw the umpire running, I’m thinking, my goodness, what did I miss now? Who’s fighting who or who said something to who?”
Bogar and a bat boy helped the vendor with the spill, and the game resumed in a matter of moments.
The one casualty? Shaken beer is tough to sell, unless someone wants to bathe in it.