Bad blood began long ago

Updated: October 13, 2003, 11:09 AM ET
By Jim Baker | MLB Insider
  • Adrian Wojnarowski of the Bergen Record calls Pedro Martinez a "punk" for throwing at Karim Garcia and threatening Jorge Posada with a skulling. Lest you scream "bias," however, he does take Don Zimmer to task for his antics.

  • Thomas Boswell of the Washington Post tries to sort out the finger-pointing, name calling and schoolyard nonsense surrounding Saturday's foolishness at Fenway. Boswell sums it up nicely when he says, "The inventory of pettiness here at the Fens over the last two days is getting rather impressive."

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