Our first Thursday Throw Down features the iconic Arod vs Varitek fight. In the midst of the 2004 Red Sox vs Yankees rivalry, beta male Bronson Arroyo drilled Alex Rodriguez on the elbow with an 89 MPH puss fastball.
The reigning MVP, not happy about being hit, had some kind words for Arroyo as he walked toward first base. Jason Varitek decided to intervene between the two players and drove his glove into the face of Rodriguez. This fight has become one of the most recognizable Boston sports images and hangs framed in every sports bar and den in New England.
Was Varitek going after Arod in full catching gear a beta move? I wonder who would win in a street fight. I would put my money on 6'3, 230 lb Arod. Sorry, Red Sox Nation.