The hatred between the Red Sox and Yankees in the 2003 ALCS was palpable from the very first pitch, and things really boiled over in Game 3. After a series of close calls in the top and bottom halves of the 4th inning, the benches cleared.
Normally in these "brawls" nothing actually happens, but here fans were treated to some actual fighting. Seventy-two-year-old Yankees bench coach (and one-time Sox manager) Don Zimmer was so upset with the Sox's Pedro Martinez's head hunting that he charged right at the pitcher, and Pedro did all he could to sidestep the altercation and guide the old man out of harm's way. Unfortunately, the top-heavy Zimmer did a faceplant in the Fenway grass, vilifying Martinez in the process and making himself into a bit of a national laughingstock.