Originally written on BlackSportsOnline  |  Last updated 8/23/13
  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 ultimate
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