With rain postponing yesterday's Game 4 of the Yankees-Red Sox ALCS, the Yankees and Red Sox mull the nutty antics from Saturday, as fines were levied against Yankees Karim Garcia and Don Zimmer and Red Sox Manny Ramirez and Pedro Martinez. Both front offices of the teams did their share of fingerpointing. Even Mayor Bloomberg got into the act, saying Martinez should have been arrested for pushing Zimmer: "If that happened in New York we would have arrested the perpetrator. Nobody should throw a 70-year-old man to the ground, period. You start doing that pretty soon you're going to throw a 61-year-old man to the ground, and I have a big vested interest in that. You just cannot assault people, even if it's on a baseball field."
However, Don Zimmer, who was trying to get in Martinez' face on Saturday, cried as he apologized in a press conference, "I'm embarrassed for what happened last night. I'm embarrassed for the Yankees, the Red Sox, the fans, the umpires and my family."
Sockgate: Mayor Bloomberg, purported Yankee fan, was spotted at yesterday's Columbus Day parade wearing RED socks. An aide noted this and soon Mayor Bloomberg was sporting tan socks at the Hispanic Day Parade later. Times reporter Michael Cooper notes that a Yankees cap had to be taken from the Mayor's companion, Diana Taylor, for the Mayor to wear, plus this awesome fashion note that must be revisted during the mayoral elections: The Mayor coordinates his socks to the country whose parade he's marching in (Israel and Greece, blue socks; thus, Italy, red socks).
And maybe everything does boil down to Bennifer: The on-off couple were at Saturday's game, and one would guess Ben (with unfortunate facial hair) was rooting for the Sox and Jenny was supporting the other Bronx boys from the block.