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Coco Crisp Brawls With Rays

Coco Crisp was just drilled by James Shields in the side. He originally acted calm, then charged the mound. James Sheilds went for a colossal right hand and completely missed, and Coco landed a right jab to Sheilds’ ear.

Crisp was tackled by catcher Dioner Navarro right after he hit Shields. Jonny Gomes ran from the dugout and proceeded to pound Coco while he was held down. Big man. Carl Crawford ran in from center field and threw fists of fury at Coco’s head while on the ground. After a few minutes, Coco emerged from the pile with a few bumps and bruises and was immediately ejected. Shields and Gomes were also ejected.

Julio Lugo, who was in the on-deck circle, was the first to the pile. He was trying to pull people aside but was not involved in the big fight. Jacoby Ellsbury, Sean Casey, and Mike Timlin were also quick to help rescue Coco from the bottom of the pile.

Probable suspensions:

  • Coco Crisp, for obvious reasons.
  • James Shields, the same.
  • Carl Crawford for the cheap shots.
  • Jonny Gomes for his cheap shots as well.

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4 comments for “Coco Crisp Brawls With Rays”

  1. [...] to get the attention of fans across the city. I think it worked. After a HBP in the second inning, Coco Crisp charged the mound and was pummeled by Dioner Navarro, Jonny Gomes, and Carl Crawford following a swing and a miss [...]

    Posted by Manny Homers and Fights in Wild Sox Win | Sports of Boston | June 6, 2008, 6:25 am
  2. [...] to the Boston Globe, Coco Crisp was suspended seven games for his role in a brawl on Thursday against Rays pitcher James Shields. Sox lefty Jon Lester was suspended for five games [...]

    Posted by BREAKING: Coco Crisp Suspended 7 Games | Sports of Boston | June 6, 2008, 5:42 pm
  3. [...] the Red Sox stole a bit of the city’s attention with two separate incidents.  First, Coco Crisp charged the mound after being plunked by James Shields.  Most baseball brawl prove rather uneventful with a whole of [...]

    Posted by Sunday Smattering at Heard in the Cheap Seats | June 8, 2008, 10:42 am
  4. [...] the story of the series was the Game 3 brawl, sparked by a James Shields pitch hitting Coco Crisp.  Crisp charged the mound and dodged a [...]

    Posted by View from the Monster 6-9 | Sports of Boston | June 9, 2008, 6:17 am

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