Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 7/29/13
In case you missed it, David Ortiz went absolutely ballistic on the dugout phone at Oriole Park on Saturday after getting ejected from the game in the seventh inning. The poor phone was left battered and broken, but the Red Sox -- always the polite guests -- were able to make amends Sunday, thanks to Jonny Gomes and Ryan Dempster: Your browser does not support iframes. A tin-can telephone attached to a string. MacGyver would be proud. After Saturday's game, Ortiz explained the reason for his outburst. "I got 17 years in the league and I don't think I deserve to be disrespected like that," Ortiz said, and later added, "I don't pitch, I don't play defense, I hit. You're not going to take my at-bat away from me. Period." The shattered pieces of plastic rained on teammate Dustin Pedroia, who finally yelled, "Stop!" at the enraged Ortiz. "He's the biggest part of our lineup, we can't lose David for one game," Pedroia said. "I'm sure it looked pretty funny out there watching the s...
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