Rivalries are a healthy part of sports, and part of what makes them great. But sometimes rivalries go over the edge, and that's where things go wrong. And this is an example of that. Carlos Ortez, 25, finds himself in intensive care after a group of men who'd earlier asked him if he was a Red Sox fan later went on to attack him in New York. The incident started at the bar of a Ramada Inn.
The police in Yonkers report that two men from Pennsylvania were arrested and charged with second-degree felony assault on Ortez, who has multiple face fractures. If the incident went down the way police think it did, then the two suspects deserve to have the book thrown at them. They're a disgrace.
The Boston Globe reports that the 25-year-old carpenter was in New York to work on a construction project in a Manhattan hotel.
He was watching a Red Sox-Angels playoff game with colleagues at a bar when another patron asked them if they had pride in Boston.
That man was later joined by two other people who approached the construction workers from behind as they left the bar.