blood on their cleats…blood on their cleats…blood on their cleats…
The incident in question occurred during the ninth inning of Boston’s 7-4 loss to Tampa Bay on Friday when Franklin Morales threw a series of inside pitches before finally clipping Scott on the knee with a fastball.
The benches immediately cleared and members of the Boston coaching staff – pitching coach Bob McClure and bench coach Tim Bogar – appeared to be the chief instigators in the crowd.
The way the incident played out led Maddon to speculate that one of the Boston coaches “ordered the hit.”
“I know it wasn’t one of their players,” he said. “By the way their players reacted to the entire situation, I knew it did not come from them. It’s kind of incompetent behavior; it’s the kind of behavior that gets people hurt on your own side by choosing to do something so ridiculous.”