So yeah, the Red Sox got an incredibly satisfying walk off last night despite losing 2 managers and David Price taking an individual bounty on Red Sox players, New Orleans Saints style. But whatever, there’s something more important to talk about.
DAVID ORTIZ. I don’t think I’ve said it on the site so far, but David Ortiz is my favorite athlete ever. The 2004 postseason, 2005 and 2006 regular season walkoffs, 2007 postseason, That Grand Slam vs. the Tigers, all of last October in general, and the amazing words of April 20, 2013, with the American flag at Fenway as his backdrop.
I have an infinite amount of love for him, and somehow, I just gained more. Check out these comments from last night.
Here are some of the highlights:
“I mean, it’s a war. It’s on. Next time he hits me, he better bring the gloves. I have no respect for him no more.”
“But when you’re to be acting like a little (expletive) every time you give it up, bounce back like that and put your teammates in jeopardy, that’s going to cost you.”
And the best one by far,
If you’re mad because I take you deep twice, let me let you know, I have almost 500 homers in this league. It’s part of the game, son.”
For those who were watching those comments on TV last night, you’ll also remember that Ortiz was putting in what looked like gold earrings when he made a lot of those comments. Just a ton of swag from Big Papi. If another Boston athlete ever becomes more loved in my mind than David Ortiz, he should get a plaque for that accomplishment.
He really did make good points, though. David Price is a nice guy when he’s got no chip on his shoulder, and he seems pretty cerebral and sharp. But the minute he gets any kind of chip on his shoulder, even if it’s the fact that he seemed to take David Ortiz hitting bombs off of him personally, he becomes kind of a douche. Ortiz doesn’t go after anyone personally — it’s just not his style — unless there’s a real reason to…
If there’s gonna be a war, though, bring it. That’ll be entertaining as hell, and I wouldn’t mind seeing Ortiz kicking asses and taking names.
Finally, here’s an excuse to post this yet again: