Brian Bruney was back at the Stadium by the time the game finished. Asked about his attack on Francisco Rodriguez, he did not back off.
“I stand by what I said. But I’m not going to start a media war with K-Rod,” he said. “I don’t know him, he’s probably a good dude. If he says he doesn’t know me, he doesn’t know me. I learned to play the game a different way.”
I’m still not sure why all this happened. But speaking on behalf of New York baseball writers, we welcome all such stories, especially on an otherwise nondescript day.