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Twitter Was Really Excited about the Red Sox-Yankees Brawl

Pedro Martinez, Chipper Jones, and tons of fans weighed in on the fight at Fenway.


New York Yankees' Tyler Austin, center, rushes Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Joe Kelly, right, after being hit by a pitch during the seventh inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, April 11, 2018.

Tyler Austin charges the mound. (Photo via AP/Charles Krupa)

It may have been freezing at Fenway on Wednesday night, but the action on the field was red hot.

In the third inning, Yankees designated hitter Tyler Austin slid spikes-up into second base, catching Red Sox infielder Brock Holt on the ankle in the process. The two exchanged a few words, and though players from both sides rushed onto the field, the situation soon relaxed.

But the tension reached a fever pitch in the seventh inning when Red Sox reliever Joe Kelly beaned Austin in the back. Let’s observe what happened next, shall we?

Twitter naturally went wild over the brawl, with several fans expressing excitement that the subdued nature of the rivalry’s last few years had been cast aside. Twitter user Jose Bermudez nailed the general reaction. There are very few times in which an all-caps tweet is warranted, and this is one of them.

First-ballot Hall of Famer Chipper Jones, who spent his entire career in Atlanta and is thusly an unbiased and reliable source of wisdom on the matter, knows what’s up.

This, from Twitter user Ryan, is relatable content.

Hero and Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez, who, of course, has a bit of personal experience with Yankees-Red Sox tussles, chimed in with some advice for Kelly.

And, of course, it wouldn’t be Twitter if we didn’t have a couple of meme adaptations to celebrate the brawl.

The teams face off for the rubber match of their three-game series on Thursday at Fenway and will meet again on May 8 in the Bronx.