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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

David Ortiz of Boston Red Sox says he gets ‘no respect’ as team leader - ESPN Boston

Like another guy, he doesn’t get any respect. He’s just not very funny when he says it.

Not like Dangerfield:
I could tell that my parents hated me. My bath toys were a toaster and a radio.
My wife isn’t very bright. The other day she was at the store, and just as she was heading for our car, someone stole it! I said, “Did you see the guy that did it?” She said, “No, but I got the license plate.”
I met the surgeon general. He offered me a cigarette.

“Who told you about that meeting?” Ortiz asked reporters Monday night.

“Somebody wrote, ‘Why didn’t he do it earlier?’ Earlier? When am I going to do it, in spring training? What did I do wrong? Seriously, what did I do wrong?

“You hit 54 home runs, then hit 35, it’s not good enough. How many people hit 35? Never good enough, bro. That’s why I don’t care.”

Jim Furtado Posted: May 22, 2012 at 03:07 PM | 22 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: May 22, 2012 at 03:19 PM (#4137890)
One of the WEEI guys (Kirk Minihane) did a serious hatchet job today on Ortiz for this.

Frankly I loved this when I read it. When Ortiz is talking he's feeling good. Forget about his OPS, when David is riled up, he is ready to go. I find the whole "everyone is against me" thing rather tiresome but if it works for David, go for it.
   2. zonk Posted: May 22, 2012 at 03:27 PM (#4137895)
But does he get regard?
   3. Dale Sams Posted: May 22, 2012 at 03:44 PM (#4137904)
And can he rap?
   4. Dan Lee prefers good shortstops to great paintings Posted: May 22, 2012 at 03:57 PM (#4137913)
One time my whole team played hide and seek. They found Josh Beckett golfing in Pittsburgh!
   5. Infinite Joost (Voxter) Posted: May 22, 2012 at 04:11 PM (#4137932)
He doesn't care a lot harder than you don't care.
   6. Dale Sams Posted: May 22, 2012 at 04:36 PM (#4137953)
Just Papi being Papi.
   7. TVerik, the gum-snappin' hairdresser Posted: May 22, 2012 at 04:41 PM (#4137958)
Next year, each team is playing a lot more interleague games, right? So Ortiz is actually going to be significantly less valuable in 2013 due to positional inflexibility?
   8. Nasty Nate Posted: May 22, 2012 at 04:48 PM (#4137967)
Next year, each team is playing a lot more interleague games, right? So Ortiz is actually going to be significantly less valuable in 2013 due to positional inflexibility?


He'll be better off than Pronk....

Actually Ortiz is playing 1B again tonight (in an AL park, no less) with Gonzalez in right field, so he's getting a chance to showcase his fielding this year.
   9. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: May 22, 2012 at 04:48 PM (#4137968)
The Red Sox really need to get a new team physician. Dr. Vinnie Boombatz isn't doing the job.
   10. The Yankee Clapper Posted: May 22, 2012 at 04:59 PM (#4137977)
Next year, each team is playing a lot more interleague games, right? So Ortiz is actually going to be significantly less valuable in 2013 due to positional inflexibility?

Have they announced a specific number? I thought it was just that there would be an inter-league game most days to accommodate two 15 team leagues, instead of the concentrated blocks of inter-league games we have now. Aren't they still debating how they'll handle the "traditional rivals"?
   11. TVerik, the gum-snappin' hairdresser Posted: May 22, 2012 at 05:05 PM (#4137985)
You could be right. I heard "balanced schedule" and just blithely assumed that the Yankees would play the Reds exactly as much as they'll play the Red Sox in 2013.
   12. Dale Sams Posted: May 22, 2012 at 05:07 PM (#4137989)
Actually Ortiz is playing 1B again tonight (in an AL park, no less) with Gonzalez in right field, so he's getting a chance to showcase his fielding this year.


Youk is at 1B isnt he?
   13. ellsbury my heart at wounded knee Posted: May 22, 2012 at 05:24 PM (#4138014)
Youk is at 1B isnt he?


Yep. Ortiz back at DH.

Youkilis is certainly better at 1B than Ortiz (Youkilis being a GG winner, of course), but Ortiz actually played a pretty decent 1B in Philly. It's not that Papi can't play 1B, he just doesn't play it as well as other guys on the team, and I think they want to protect him from injury at DH.
   14. The Yankee Clapper Posted: May 22, 2012 at 05:34 PM (#4138029)
So how many more injuries before they try Ortiz in the outfield?
   15. Dan Posted: May 22, 2012 at 05:50 PM (#4138041)
I thought they said 20 IL games per team next year? Not really a significant change other than the fact that they'll be spread throughout the season and not all weekend games. The "rivalry" series are set as 4 game "home and home" series to go Mon-Thurs.
   16. Nasty Nate Posted: May 22, 2012 at 05:58 PM (#4138047)
Youk is at 1B isnt he?


yeah, I had it wrong
   17. Bob Evans Posted: May 22, 2012 at 06:23 PM (#4138072)
My-y-y parents gave me a bat for Christmas. It flew away.
   18. phredbird Posted: May 22, 2012 at 06:24 PM (#4138074)
i walked into a bar, the bartender said what'll you have, i said surprise me, so he showed a picture of my wife, naked.
   19. Srul Itza Posted: May 22, 2012 at 06:26 PM (#4138075)
My wife likes to talk to me during sex. Last night, she called me from a hotel.

   20. depletion Posted: May 23, 2012 at 12:40 PM (#4138582)
I went to the fights last night and a hockey game broke out.
   21. BDC Posted: May 23, 2012 at 12:49 PM (#4138605)
Is it Easy Money where Dangerfield is starving and sees a diner in the distance – pulls in as the diner is closing and notices that the sign says "Open 23 Hours."
   22. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: May 23, 2012 at 12:50 PM (#4138607)
The Red Sox training staff, there's another one.
(no respect, no respect)
I said I wanted to stop aging, they gave me a gun.
(no respect, no respect)

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