When have you ever seen a fight between two teams where the coaches are more heated than the players? That’s exactly what happened between the Red Sox and Rays on Friday night, when Felix Doubront hit Luke Scott, prompting both benches to clear in the ninth inning.
Somehow, Red Sox coaches Bob McClure and Tim Bogar found themselves in the middle of it all, and however unusual that might seem, that’s okay with us.
NESN Nation’s Dan Duquette is awarding Bogar our “Bench-Clearing Bench Coach” award after this one for showing the passion that we want from everyone on the team. Why should the players have all the fun?