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Taking all the way in a really odd fashion with the count 3-0 (he stepped out of the box) -- David Ortiz took a called strike from Tim Timmons that would have hit the catcher in the face if he didn't have a glove. 3-1, 3-2, strike out. The Sox DH was not happy. So much so that he destroyed a phone in the dugout with little regard for Dustin Pedroia.
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After the game, Ortiz explained his meltdown:
“All I’ve got to tell you is I’ve got 17 years in the league and I don’t think I deserve to be disrespected like that. If you want to get respect from the players, you respect the players. That was horrible. Both of the pitches, not one. These people been semi-intentionally walking me all night, I don’t mind going to first base so what was the reason you’ve got to call pitches like that a strike?’’ Ortiz said. “It was a ball that if the catcher let it go, it would have hit [Timmons] in the face. The funny thing is he wanted to act like it was the...
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AL East Standing: 1st
Current Record: 63-43
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Maybe it was the frustration of dropping out of first place finally taking its toll or a bad call that really, really pissed him off. But David Ortiz took out all his frustrations and then some on the dugout phone, while million-dollar man Dustin Pedroia tried to steer clear of the shrapnel. If you haven’t seen this raw display of anti-phone sentiment yet, my ****** recording may...