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Struggling reliever Proctor says postgame bonfire was joke

Updated: July 1, 2007, 7:59 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Yankees reliever Scott Proctor has been struggling to put fires out of late, so he ignited one himself.

Proctor carried his personal game equipment out to the field long after Saturday's 7-0 loss to Oakland and set it ablaze on the gravel outside the New York dugout, leading to tabloid headlines of "Proctor All Fired Up" and "Proctor in shambles, burns glove."

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"It was all just a joke, man, I mean really," Proctor said. "Just something ...

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