Police: Red Sox-Yankees rivalry led to stabbing

Posted Oct. 03, 2010, at 4:16 p.m.

BRANFORD, Conn. — Police say a New Hampshire man was stabbed in a bar fight over the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry.

Police in the Connecticut shoreline town of Branford arrested John Mayor of New Haven on Saturday night in the reported stabbing of Monte Freire of Nashua, N.H.

The 45-year-old Mayor was charged with assault, breach of peace, possession of a controlled substance and other offenses. He is being held on $500,000 bond.

It was not known Sunday if he is represented by a lawyer.

Police Capt. Geoffrey Morgan called the alleged attack in a dispute over the baseball rivalry a shame and said it’s unbelievable.

Police say Freire was stabbed in the neck with a knife and is in critical condition at Yale-New Haven Hospital. His friends pursued and helped arrest Mayor.

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