David Ortiz freaks out on MLB Network commentators
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OK, so this story is from yesterday, but I couldn't get to it then. After Lackey got a weird spanking by the Orioles (10 hits, 5 runs but 11 K's) a few days ago he made some comments about Cruz and biogenesis. Buck Showalter then said Lackey should look in his own backyard before saying things like that. Then this story comes out yesterday from ESPN.
Ortiz, in response to a segment he said he saw earlier in the day on MLB Network, called the network's commentators out for their analysis about recent comments over Orioles outfielder Nelson Cruz, after they said Ortiz might have gotten a "free pass" in MLB's Biogenesis investigation because he had been on a list of players who apparently tested positive in 2003 MLB survey testing.
"In this country, nobody gets a free pass," Ortiz said, according to WEEI.com of Boston. "He wants to make it sound like I got a free pass because nobody can point fingers at me directly. But the reason why I got that fake [expletive] free pass that he's saying is because they pointed fingers at me with no proof."
"It's easier to do it that way than having something that they can say, 'Yes, you did this, you did that.' My [expletive], I call straight-up bull. Let me tell you. You don't get no free pass here, especially a guy like me. I don't get no free pass. That free-pass B.S. that they want to talk about over there, they can shove it up their [expletive]." "What pisses me off is the whole thing about, why does my name got to be mentioned in that? What did I have to do with that? I saw on MLB the guys talking about it, and then they brought my name up, and one of the guys said that I got a free pass on that," Ortiz said. "It was the Lackey and Showalter thing, going back and forth. Showalter didn't say anything about me."
I personally think it's funny. Ortiz getting mad about what some commentators on MLB Network are saying? A couple a guys that probably never played baseball or if they did were probably as bad as me? C'mon Papi. That shit was in '03 and half the league was cheating. I thought everyone pretty much gave all the players in biogenesis a pass a few years ago and then actually got mad at the morons who continued to juice, such as Cruz, Braun and Peralta. Ortiz claims he never used but the numbers kinda show he probably did. Do I think he did? Yeah, probably. Do I care? No because like I said, half the league was doing it, and we got a ring or 3. Ortiz, along with the rest of the Red Sox, need to worry less about what others are saying, and actually try to, y'know, hit the ball.