Zimmer combative, apologetic

Updated: October 29, 2009, 12:34 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

NEW YORK -- Six years after their famous brawl in the 2003 playoffs, Pedro Martinez and Don Zimmer still differ on what exactly happened.

When a separate altercation broke out on the field at Fenway Park, Zimmer, then a 72-year-old Yankees bench coach, charged at then-Red Sox ace Martinez, who grabbed Zimmer by the head and tossed him to the ground.

The Yankees were annoyed that Martinez hit Karim Garcia with a pitch earlier in the game, but Martinez said his ailing shoulder was giving ...

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