What Manny did after the home run in Oakland is no different that what Bonds does every other homerun.
Pedro's and Manny's actions (the ball was not even close, I actually think Kevin Millar had more of a gripe with Clemens' ball an inning later) were extreme and I can't fault anyone who hates them. Hell, if they didn't play for my team, I'd be the first in line screaming. But you take the good with the bad, I guess. However, I stand behind Pedro 150% when he threw Zim to the ground. He was only defending himself and did it quite "civil", IMO.
Now for when Pedro was yelling and pointing to his head, if he meant what everyone thinks he meant, then shame on him. On the other hand, only he knows what he said. He told the media he was saying to Posada - who was just as vocal as Pedro when the altercation went down - that he'll remember everything Posada said.
As much as I hate Clemens, I'll give him credit for not retaliating. He keep his cool and pitched a hell of a game.
I don't know the whole story of the groundskeeper as I was out of town this weekend, but last time I checked, cheering - employee or not, they should be allowed to cheer - for your team isn't a crime. I'm positive they're are fans in NY that do the same thing. Now I wasn't there, but Nelson and Garcia are professionals too, and should be able to keep their emotions in check. They should know they are in a hostile enivroment and expect to to get heckled. Its just part of the game.
With all that said, on to last night's game. No fights, no rain, just one good solid October baseball game between two very evenly matched teams. Wake's knuckleball was dancing - as evidence by his career playoff high 8 strikeouts - and the offense (time to start hitting guys) provided just enough to win. Series tied 2 -2, its now a three game series, winner take all. I think whoever wins today's game will take the series.
Go Red Sox!!