Sam has taken the time to carefully reconstruct the events of this afternoon in this brilliant post for Roar of the Tigers. So many good lines:
"Now, judging from some photos, it looks like Jonesy and Red Sox third base coach DeMarlo Hale were “exchanging information” before Leyland got onto the field..."
"Everyone stands around squealing at each other, because it’s March and nobody wants to get Kyle Farnsworthed out there."
At some point in the game, Beckett injures his jaw (!) by colliding with Sheffield at home plate (!!).
Sam expresses confusion as to how this happened, but I have a pretty good idea of what went down--Beckett, I'm going to go ahead and conclude, "collided" with Sheffield's "fist" in the vicinity of the plate during the big shoving match. Because any Red Sox fight must be in some way related to the Yankees.
Also, between this and last year's Spring Training demolition derby, you'd think at least one TV network somewhere would want to start getting some video cameras to these games.