|Ed Hickox wrangles BAL's Buck Showalter as|
Jim Wolf restrains NYY's Joe Girardi.
Replays indicate HP Umpire Ed Hickox placed both arms around Showalter and 3B Umpire Jim Wolf restrained Girardi as 1B Umpire and crew chief Jim Joyce stepped in the middle to address the managers. Umpires convened and discussed the incident with both managers, opting not to warn or eject. Neither before nor after the bench-clearing event did the game experience a hit-by-pitch or other overtly or potentially unsportsmanlike act. At the time of the incident, the contest was tied, 1-1. The Orioles ultimately won the contest, 4-2.
After the game, Girardi alluded to accusations that Orioles 3B Coach Bobby Dickerson was stealing signs or otherwise attempting to communicate pitch location information to Oriole batters while Showalter stated he was upset that Girardi addressed his third base coach in such an aggressive and/or accusatory manner.
Wrap: New York Yankees vs. Baltimore Orioles, 9/9/13
Video: Girardi's address of Orioles 3B Coach Bobby Dickerson draws ire from skipper Showalter (BAL)
Video: Showalter and Girardi yell at each other across field, intercepted and restrained by umpires (Must C)
Video: Girardi and Showalter comment on the on-field incident during post-game press conferences (MLB)
Video: MLB Network analyzes the fiery bench clearance, concluding pitch tipping was unlikely (MLBN)