Boston Red Sox defeat New York Yankees, 8-5

In most circumstances, he would be The Show.

At 6 feet 10 inches, Randy Johnson with his five Cy Young Awards is enough to merit billing as the main act when he takes the mound.

But when the Red Sox and Yankees are playing -- in April or October -- and an evening of controversial calls by the umpire, an incident with a fan, and assorted other showstopping acts are part of the scene, Johnson was overshadowed in the Yankees' 8-5 loss to the Red Sox last night at Fenway Pa...

He'd had more than half the game to unwind in the Red Sox clubhouse. But that wasn't long enough -- despite the fact his team snapped a 5-5 tie to beat the Yankees, 8-5 -- for the manager to prepare himself for that moment before the microphone.

The question: Why was Ron Jackson, the Sox' usually pacific hitting coach, ejected by home plate umpire Greg Gibson in the fourth inning?

"[Gibson said] he read his lips," Terry Francona said. "That [expletive] guy can't even...