In a season of bickering and intramural fighting, it should not have come as a surprise to anyone. But another Yankee time bomb went off yesterday, and this one carried a shock wave strong enough to shake the foundations of the defending American League champions.
That a sellout crowd at Fenway Park and a national television audience happened to have the whole show in clear view probably had little bearing on the near-brawl between Mgr. Billy Martin and his star right fielder Reggie Jackson. But it didn’t fail to lessen the impact.