The rivalry between the Yankees and Mets is still alive and strong, at least at the Triple-A level.
The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders and Syracuse Mets engaged in a benches-clearing brawl in the seventh inning of Sunday's game between the two New York affiliates.
The sparks began after Mike Ford, who played in 10 games with the Yankees earlier this year, hit a go-ahead solo home run to put Scranton up 7-6.
Mets reliever Arquimedes Caminero responded by firing the next pitch into the back of Breyvic Valera and was promptly ejected and the benches began to clear.
Syracuse shortstop Danny Espinosa began jawing at the Scranton bench, leading to some pushing and shoving, according to Conor Foley of the Times-Tribune in Scranton.
Espinosa was ejected, as well as Scranton outfielder Logan Morrison.
As the dust began to settle, Mets outfielder Tim Tebow was seen in the middle of the field with Scranton manager Jay Bell trying to keep the peace.
Scranton won the game, 11-6, and the two teams play each other again on Monday afternoon.