I'm probably going to toe the line with this post, but I NEED to say this.... and I HAVE THE RIGHT !!!!
Prior to yesterday's contest against the Rangers, Papi was more than outspoken.... and I will be also....
Before the game, Ortiz explained part of what has been weighing so heavily on him, what has clearly made him angry as he tries to get past the story that likely will forever change how he is perceived. Here's what Papi said according to Boston.com:
“People that don’t know you, I understand that they come out with things like that,’’ Ortiz said, standing on the dugout steps before batting practice. “Who cares? But you guys here in Boston, I don’t think it’s fair. Not all of you, but most of you that know me, that know pretty much a lot about me, most of it just want to make news out of this. People talking on TV, talking about me, the David Ortiz they know, like I’m a criminal. It’s not fair, you know?
“It’s something that before you come out with things like that, you should sit down and think about, hey, what if somebody did this to my kids or to a friend of mine or to myself or someone else that I know? It’s not going to be a good feeling. People talking [bad] about me, I’ve heard it before. Even I come out and say it, [it’s] ‘He better come out and say that he did it. He better come out.’ Come on, people. Why don’t you say this guy, you know, he is different around here as a player. So let’s wait to see what he has to say.
“Like I always say, I come in one day, I’ll go out another. When I get to be gone, I won’t give a flying [expletive] about nobody, period. Nobody going to give a flying [expletive] about me. But I see where all the media and player situation here come from. That said, I thought it was different. It ain’t, though. All people [worry] about is making money, selling bad news, talking [expletive] about people. Trying to call attention. I don’t agree with it.’’
Is this a healthy mind-set for the greatest clutch hitter in Red Sox history ?!??!?!? For the gentle giant that almost single-handedly defeated the Evil Empire and catapulted THE BOSTON RED SOX to their first title in 86 years?!?!?!? Don't answer.... I WILL !!!!!!!!!!!! HELL [freakin] NO !!!!!!!!
The Boston media is killing this guy... and Red Sox Nation in the process !!!! CUT THE [CRAP]. We're in the heat of a playoff race and you prefer to make a negative out of a positive !! Thank God ruining the Sox' chances of ANOTHER title has no effect on my life... BUT I would NEVER do that !?!?!?!? SOOOOO... why the [freak] are you ?!?!?!?!
In reading Papi's comments.... and being a DIEHARD NESN watcher, one thought comes to mind... if Papi's comments are NOT directed at a particular individual, then I MUST be the 2nd coming !!!! and we all know that isn't true !!!!!!!!!
I will NOT mention any names for fear of "retaliation" but 1 individual comes to mind... an individual who's doubt and blatent non-believing attitude has become painfully apparent... an individual who co-wrote "Big Papi" with David himself... obviously spending a LOT of time with the man himself... an individual whom worked for the Boston Herald and who's last name is VERY similar to an Italian sports car...an individual who should know Papi better than anyone except Papi himself.....
So..... Mr Italian sports car.... if YOU know more, THEN BALLS UP, TOUGH GUY !!!!! If you're JUST trying to stir the pot... THEN STFU !!!!!!!!!!!! I don't pay hundreds of dollars to go see my favorite team be undermined by your selfish personal agenda !!!!! You spent literally months with Papi writing the book.... who should know him better than you?!?!?! SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.... tough guy..... did he or didn't he do 'roids ?!?!?!?
NOT that it even matters !!!! NOTHING was banned in 2003 !!!!! NO World Series titles are tainted... the only thing that appears to be tainted is........... YOU !!!!!!!!!
If you have CONCRETE evidence that would substantially discredit David Ortiz then you need to do the right thing.... sit down with Papi himself and get your [butt] kicked !!!!! NOT that it would change my stance here ......
If not, then take a lesson from Nick Cafardo..... and BELIEVE !!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh but wait... he works for the Globe...
Is this a Globe/Herald thing? How fair is THAT to Papi, his family, the team and the Nation itself?!?!?! I'll answer that....... IT ISN'T !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SO............ [MESS] OFF !!!!!!!!!!!!!
You need to come clean with Papi or shut your trap and let the man earn his living.... WE deserve that !!!!!!!!!!!!
Pardon My Opinion !!!!!!
NUF [FREAKING] CED