Bennifer Catches Boston Baseball Brawl
10/13/2003 AT 01:00 AM EDT
The Yankees won (4-3), and the public got a visual confirmation, at least, that Bennifer was still alive, at least in Fenway Park.
But even the high-profile couple ended up taking a backseat to what took place on the field Saturday, when a bench-clearing, fourth-inning melee broke out between Yankees bench coach Don Zimmer and Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez after Martinez delivered a pitch that caused Yankees outfielder Karim Garcia to duck.
When Boston's Manny Ramirez took issue with a Roger Clemens pitch, Zimmer lunged at Martinez, who grabbed him and threw him into the ground. After the game, a bandaged Zimmer, said to have broken muscle cartilage, was taken to a hospital by ambulance.
At a Sunday press conference, a crying Zimmer, 72, apologized, saying: "I'm embarrassed for what happened. I'm embarrassed for the Yankees, the Red Sox, the fans, the umpires and my family. That's all I have to say. I'm sorry."
Game 4 was rained out Sunday night, but the Yankees lead the American League series 2-1. (Optimistically, World Series tickets go on sale at Yankee Stadium Monday at noon.)
In the National League, the Chicago Cubs lead 3-2 in their series against the Florida Marlins.
Ben and J.Lo, however, have yet to attend that series.