Found August 23, 2013 on BlackSportsOnline:
PLAYERS: Ryan Dempster
TEAMS: Boston Red Sox
  Keep your enemies closer. David Ortiz feels that the intentional hit Ryan Dempster took at A-Rod has gone on to backfire. Per NBC Sports: “I didn’t like it,” Ortiz told USA Today. “I don’t think it was the right thing to do. “But we don’t all think alike, and the guy who did it, Dempster, is a great guy. “It’s not that I didn’t think it was right because Alex and I are friends, because once you cross the white lines, everyone’s on their own. But we’ve got Tampa right on our heels, and that pitch woke up a monster in the Yankees’ team at that moment. You saw how the game ended up. CC [Sabathia] was throwing 91 [mph] and started throwing 96. Alex later hit one way out there. You’re talking about a good team that you can’t wake up. But we learn from our mistakes.” Ortiz’s prophecy has been proven right as the Yankees haven’t lost a game since that fateful night and are in serious contention for the wild card spot, as they remain just 3.5 games back. If the Yankees ultimately do make it to the post season after such a rocky year, surely they’ll look back at that night in Boston which got the ball rolling.
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