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I got this from the Boston DirtDogs site. Apparently, there was a little tiff between a Cleveland radio guy and some of the New England beat reporters.

Exclusive complete details: "It was beautiful. Both benches emptied in the press box. No punches thrown" said one member of the local press about the media brawl at the Jake. After Tuesday night's game, the local media was interviewing Cleveland pitcher Jason Davis after the game, asking him about what was said to Manny after the home run pimp. Davis didn't really want to get into it, but after the question was asked again, Jason started to answer that "it was no big deal." Then suddenly a local Cleveland radio guy (not the flagship station) interrupts Davis' answer to ask his own softball question. Dave Heuschkel of the Hartford Courant chimes in again with the original question about Manny pimping.

Fast forward to the press box later, The radio goon was told by members of the Boston media that he was being disrespectful and shouldn't interrupt the beat guys when they're getting quotes for their game stories. Radio Rambo got all bent out of shape. Things got heated. Heuschkel says "yeah, but you don't do anything except hold a mic." Cleveland Radio Guy says "Well at least I don't work for a shitbag paper like the Providence Journal!"

Everyone turns around and ProJo beat writer Joe McDonald says, "He doesn't work for the Providence Journal... I do."

The radio guy takes off for the bathroom stall. Everyone's sitting around, and then a few minutes later, McDonald says, "I'm going after him." and takes off.

At some point, one of the writers goes to the men's room and sees a guy standing in the stall (not on the toilet). He leaves the bathroom, and there's a crowd around the door. Everyone is asking if the radio jerk is in there. Local writer says "he's either hiding or taking the longest (time) ever."

Finally, they get back to the press box. Radio guy comes back and apologizes to our New England reporters. Heuschkel responds "I work for the Hartford Courant." Radio dude says "Yeah... that's a great newspaper." McDonald says "I work at the Providence Journal." Radio Guy says, "Yeah, that's a good paper too." He was now scared and very apologetic. They shook hands.

The Cleveland writers thanked the Boston writer for calling the bad reputation radio guy out on this. That's all folks.

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At this point, I wouldn't mind seeing the Red Sox do it to shake up the team, but management doesn't have the guts to do it. Hell, they don't have the guts to sit Kevin Millar. Good trade for the White Sox. Next hot name on the market:
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