Originally written on The Outside Corner  |  Last updated 10/23/14
After re-signing for two years with the Boston Red Sox, DH David Ortiz went off on former manager Bobby Valentine in an interview with ESPNDeportes. Valentine infamously said that he thought Ortiz quit on the team after suffering an Achilles injury that let him play in just five games after the All-Star Break. "Stopping me (from playing) was the decision of the doctors, management, the manager and me," Ortiz told ESPNDeportes.com. "The team doctor recommended that I stop playing to not make the situation worse for the tendon. "... As a player, the game runs through my veins. In the 10 years I have played in Boston, I have been the heart and soul of the organization and not a second has gone by in which David Ortiz, able to go on the field to do what he knows best, he stayed seated instead." "No. 1, never bite the hand that feeds you, because in the end that will come back to bite you," Ortiz said. "I was one of those playe...
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  • I'm a Yankees fan and I completely agree with Ortiz, valentine is not right in the head. Had Boston retained him, Ortiz would definitely not have signed again with the Sox. In fact, I will go so far as to say that there isn't one team in the majors that woulds touch this asshole again, he is done in the majors. Guess he'll have to go back to Japan where he can get away with his crap.
  • Big Pappi said it exactly right. He IS the heart and soul of the Red Sox. Bobby V was the derriere and everyone on the team knew it from the moment he was hired. We now have the right man to manage our beloved Boston Red Sox.
  • David Ortiz is starting to sound like Curt Schilling, Whine then dine but do not take any responsibility.
    He mouths off on his boss but what about the players? No guts to name names as to who the F**k offs are? Mr. Ortiz, you are a player, so play. There can be only one manager and it is not a democratic society where that is concerned. Did you give any of you money back for not playing? The Red Sox made a huge mistake for signing you to a two year contract and overpaid you as well. You want respect?, Then you should play on a year to year basis based on your play time and production. Put your ability where your mouth is, they are bothe large.
  • Sure, except nobody can deny that valentine destroyed this team with the way he would throw players to the wolves. If he was even half a man he would take a player to task behind closed doors and not in the glaring light of the media. Booby valentine is done as a manager in the majors.
  • Dude shut up! David has always put his money where his mouth is when playing healthy! Your mad Mitt the twitt lost you racist punk! David has a right to stand up for himself after being bashed by the worse manager in Red Sox history! Go put an elephant in your a$$!
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