Ask stupid questions long enough, and Big Papi is going to let you know you’re being a dick. That’s what a few members of the Boston media found out the hard way this week when Boston’s David Ortiz gave a somewhat calm but intense earful of honesty and frustration after being hounded for the past few months about what appears to be a clubhouse in distress. Ortiz, answering the same questions he’s been asked everyday since the beer and chicken meltdown that seemingly destroyed the Red Sox late last season, went on a rant about how the media in Boston has been acting like a bunch of d-bags.
“It’s becoming to be the [expletive] hole it used to be,” Ortiz said. “Look around. Playing here used to be so much fun. Now, every day is something new — not related to baseball. [Reporters] need to leave us alone, play ball and do what we know how to do. “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 [expletive]. I’m tired of that, man.” -NESN
Ortiz, who is on a one year $14.5 million contract this season, has been playing like a stud leading the team in all batting statistics that matter, while many other Sox players have been playing like a bunch of fat losers. Mostly, anyone that has been paid to throw a baseball from the mound.
For The Record: Can someone from Boston please fill us in on who the reporter that sounds like he’s dying of old age and throat cancer is so we can put a face to the trainwreck that is his voice? I’d be irritated as f*** too if I was Papi and I had to answer questions from a guy who sounds like he died 35 years ago, and has questions about as astute as Snooki on a bender.
[Sorry for the stupid commercial at the beginning of the video. Obviously, NESN is just in this business for the money, and not for the groupies and laughs like we are.]