"Unbelievable, I've never seen anything like that. I have, but in high school. Couldn't have happened to a better guy on the mound, either. He's got a tired act."
"He gets what he deserves, man. I just don't like watching the guy pitch. I think it's embarassing."
The quotes were worthy of some chuckles initially, especially considering the fact that Bruney can't stay on the field, but the two pitchers almost came to blows before Sunday's game. Peter Abraham of the Journal News relays the story:
Francisco Rodriguez tried to confront Brian Bruney during batting practice today and was held back by Jose Veras. The incident attracted enough attention that several Yankees, including C.C. Sabathia, came over to keep the peace. Bruney was in left field as the Yankees were finishing up their BP. The Mets were coming into the field at the same time and Rodriguez went over to Bruney and appeared to be yelling at him.
There were rumors of a video that showed Rodriguez pushing Bruney, but that appears to be false. K-Rod tried to get to him, but was held back by Mike Pelfrey.
When Abraham asked Bruney what happened, the pitcher said:
"We talked about our dinner plans. That was it."
Who said the Subway Series had lost it's luster?