Sam Malone isn't going to be happy about this. Neither is Tawmmy. David Ortiz is having a monster season at the plate. If the 18 home runs and .313/.397/.614 line don't do it for you, his .417 wOBA is ninth in baseball (Mike Trout's .410 is 11th). At 35-33, the Red Sox are six games out of the East and three games out of the Wild Card.
But Boston fans will have something other than being in fourth place to be outraged over after Big Papi dropped the "s" word all over WEEI. For once, he wasn't talking about s'mores. Ortiz said playing in Boston is becoming the shithole it used to be. I can't wait to see PR people try to spin this fantastic rant...
“I don’t know, man, I’m just tired of dealing with the drama here. This is baseball, man. It seems like everything that goes on around here is like one of those congress decisions that will affect the whole nation. It ain’t like that, man, this is baseball. We’re supposed to have fun, to have our performance out there at the highest level. every day is something new, some drama, some more shit. I’m tired of that, man. I’m here to play baseball, man.”Yeah, this is a kid's game. The media needs to stop getting so worked up over baseball. *cough* DAVID ORTIZ HATES BOSTON *cough* KATE UPTON NAKED *cough* pageviews *cough*
"It's starting to become the [expletive]hole it used to be," Ortiz said. "Playing here used to be so much fun."
Okay, so maybe he's venting about the media and this will all be taken out of context. He should have just blamed Buster Olney for calling the clubhouse environment "toxic" or shoved Bobby Valentine into traffic. Ortiz knows the Boston Red Sox hype is over-the-top, why incite a riot?
Not that it matters to me, I love a good shitstorm. And Ortiz has stirred one up for us. Manny Ramirez must be so proud.