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As far as I'm concerned they should have also ejected David Ortiz, given the Rays two or three "bonus" runs, and then awarded David Price the Medal of Honor while they were at it. Because #### the Red Sox.
#### the redsox apparently they haven taken the role of being unwritten rules enforcers after the braves.
"He knows how I've pitched him for the last probably year-and-a-half, two years," Price said. "So he steps in the bucket and hits a homer. And he stares at it to see if it's fair or foul, I'm sure that's what he would say, but as soon as he hit it and I saw it I knew it was fair. Run."
He chose Ortiz as his target because he is still butthurt about Ortiz "admiring" a home run in the ALDS last year when it was right down the line and he was watching to see if the ball stayed fair.
Showalter will throw at you if your bat has been doing a little too well lately.
Hey David Price: You know the best way to avoid David Ortiz "looking" at his home runs against you, or "dogging" it around the bases?
Maybe a RS player got hit playing the O's, but Buck didn't order it.
Plunking him in his ample ass seems to work.
still butthurt over Braves getting swept. Film at 11
All that said, there are a number of guys on the Red Sox that are hard to like...
Have you ever much noticed whether the guy rounding the bases on a homer against your team took 20 seconds or 30? Who really cares?
Ortiz is easily punked with HBBs
They hate it, we know they hate it, they'll tell you they hate it, and they act on it. If, say, Miguel Cabrera or Albert Pujols jacked one out of Fenway and took an episode of of The View to round the bases, you can be sure the Sox would be looking to put his head on a pike, and you'd be perfectly fine with it.
BS. Until Ross's fit the other day, I can't recall the last time a Sox team gave a #### about the unwritten rules.
Rough, don't bother. He's just a troll.
Aww man...looking up Ortiz's stat line following HBP is not going to be an easy matter.
I don't, not really, Players do, though. They hate it, we know they hate it, they'll tell you they hate it, and they act on it. If, say, Miguel Cabrera or Albert Pujols jacked one out of Fenway and took an episode of of The View to round the bases, you can be sure the Sox would be looking to put his head on a pike, and you'd be perfectly fine with it.
Is he really quick about avoiding it?
I hate it when excellent pitchers like Price do this sort of stuff - if David Price just pitches his game, he is going to make his "statement" by being one of the best in the game, and winning a lot more than he loses. Isn't that more satisfying than putting a gift runner on base, and then risking the health of other players on both teams for the rest of the night?
I'm used to the Red Sox being heels, but man do the Rays seem to have a lot if good will for basically no reason. They are pretty obnoxious.
Unless it's Pedro, then I'm sure you were fine with his headhunting, butt hurt ways.
In Pedro's peak (1997-2003), he went 118-36, with an ERA+ of 213 (over a seven-year period, mind you); 1761 Ks, 315 BBs, in 1408 IP.
2) In any conversation about baseball over the last, say, 40 years, using Pedro Martinez as an example of how another pitcher can or can't do something is about the worst argument one can make. It makes David Price look like a child, which really isn't fair to David Price.
He was an admitted headhunter, and Red Sox fans don't have a problem with that, yet they are all up in arms over Price supposedly having issues with Ortiz.
Look at my first point, above - I am pretty black-and-white on this one: If Pedro wanted to tell somebody to #### themselves, he could just make them look silly by pitching his game. That is the best way to "stick it" to somebody, and you don't risk injury.
To underscore your point about Pedro's control: in his best five-year period (1999-2003), he walked 181 batters (2 of those were intentional). In that same period , he hit 53 batters.
Division rivals are always going to find each other obnoxious. As an Angel fan, I find nothing lovable about Texas, Seattle, or Oakland. I hope they all catch something very bad, and lose all their games. I'm sure they feel the same about Los Angeles of Anaheim
Yes, and yet he managed to hit 70 batters in that time frame, while he had impeccable control. He's the absolute 100% definition of a headhunter. Not Drysdale, not Gibson, but when someone talks about a headhunter, if Pedro Martinez isn't the first name mentioned, then they have very little baseball knowledge.
By this metric, Maddux was about 87% the headhunter Pedro was, and Pedro was about 90% the headhunter Drysdale was. And Gibson basically doesn't register.
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