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Police: Red Sox-Yankees rivalry led to stabbing

October 3, 2010

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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 Saturday night for allegedly stabbing 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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