While it’s never nice to see violence, the brawl between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees displayed some much-missed fire and rivalry, holds Tyler Kepner of The New York Times. After the Yankees’ Tyler Austin, slid into second base and spiked the calf of the Sox’ Brock Holt tempers were eventually lost and a scuffle ensued. This strongly reminded of past clashes between the two teams. This year, both have reached great heights, raising the stakes. Fans will be glad to see such dedication, team spirit and unity from the players. Seeing them go head-to-head, literally, offers excitement that is welcome.
It is concerning that pundits and fans glorified the explosion of violence between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox after their on-field scuffle, believe the editors of the Daily Free Press. This kind of behavior should not be encouraged. It is sad to see and belongs nowhere near baseball. The players should remember that they are public figures and idols that children look up to. Seeing violence on the field of top-level games only encourages others to emulate it. The players should put their frustration into the sport and dominate their opponents with their performances, not these immature fights.