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David Ortiz is 0 for 7 and he doesn't want to hear bleep about it

Apr 7, 2010, 8:28 AM EST

David Ortiz after last night’s game:

“(Bleep) happens. Then you guys talk (bleep). Two (bleeping) games already. (Bleepers)
are going crazy. What’s up with that, man? (Bleep). There’s (bleeping)
160 games left. Y’all (bleepers) go ahead and hit for me.”

I’m with Papi on this one. Two games is way, way too early to start in with this business. But start in the Boston media has, with story after story after story about Ortiz’s slow start, written with an apparent ignorance of the fact that, yeah, on occasion, guys go 0 for 7.

I mean sure, everyone will be and probably should be paying close attention to Ortiz’s start given what happened last year, but why not wait, oh, a week before the hand-wringing?

  1. YANKEES1996 - Apr 7, 2010 at 1:46 PM

    I figured that after last year everyone would be looking hard at Big Papi this year, but damn they’ve only played 2 games! The Boston fans probably want him gone anyway.

  2. KingofCalifornia - Apr 7, 2010 at 1:54 PM

    Somehow Pujols gets a pass from the roids/HGH/whatever the hell he is taking…He’ll fall just like everyone else. Papi was probably doing the same, he no longer is and yes, he struggles now. This will not have a happy ending and I’m a Sox fan. He’ll end up traded to some team desperate to put rears in seats. Giambi found a home, Papi will find a home. Lowell is not the answer either and Cust is a former confirmed user as well. They have some bombers in down on the farm. The time has come.

  3. TED - Apr 7, 2010 at 1:55 PM

    What do you think 0 for 7 means dumbass?

  4. Matt - Apr 7, 2010 at 2:01 PM

    I mean, it was clear as day last year was Papi’s first in a long time off the HGH. Who’s surprised?

  5. snevars - Apr 7, 2010 at 2:02 PM

    RobRob,
    You must have as many functioning brain cells as Ortiz has hits. At least we know he’ll get some hits, but your brain cell issue is another matter entirely. :-)

  6. Alex - Apr 7, 2010 at 2:05 PM

    The media giveith and they takeith away….Plus they are racists in Boston..that is obvious so Papi should just head over to Yankees..Stick it right back at Boston…And I hate the yanks but you know they’d sign him

  7. jdubya - Apr 7, 2010 at 2:11 PM

    Would 0 for 7 with a home run be better?

  8. Cherub Rock - Apr 7, 2010 at 2:15 PM

    Whaaa! Local reporters are asking me questions Whaaa!
    Ortiz hit a bump last year when he stopped juicing – And now that he is off the juice he can’t hit the broad side of a barn.
    RED SOX SUCK – GO HALOS!!

  9. Mike - Apr 7, 2010 at 2:30 PM

    I will never understand the need for some people to insult one team in order to praise their own team. Can’t you just like your team and leave it at that?
    Anyway, yeah 2 games doesn’t mean much. If the Red Sox didn’t honestly believe he still had the potential to perform guess what? He wouldn’t be there. Worst case scenario they could have picked up SOMEONE to replace him if they didn’t think he had any left, and honestly, they still can if he doesn’t start performing. Either way, give it more than 2 games please.

  10. Eddie - Apr 7, 2010 at 2:39 PM

    With the money that Papi is making he should not be taking that attitude with the press. If he stayed in shape during the off season, maybe he would have a couple of hits in those 7 at bats. And maybe, it’s like some others are saying here, Papi is coming to the end and he is realizing it now. He has always been upbeat until now!!!!

  11. Diddy - Apr 7, 2010 at 2:48 PM

    Hey, el stupidio, Pujols would then have a fake record too. Sort of gives way for your name!

  12. Curtis - Apr 7, 2010 at 2:54 PM

    He is not getting his steroids dude, that is problem.

  13. Russ Smith - Apr 7, 2010 at 2:54 PM

    No, of course Papi shouldn’t sit tonight or for the next couple of weeks. But then it’s time for the Sox to think about a change. The question could be in Boston, not when will he hit his first homer, but get his first hit! I see Adam Dunn coming to the Sox by end of June as new DH.

  14. ken - Apr 7, 2010 at 2:56 PM

    He received a FREE ride on the steroids last year. Funny what happens to Yankees when steroids came up and what happened to Ortiz. He goes from a nothing hitter in Minn. then the Redsox get him and he’s the best hitter in the league for a few years? Steroids!!! He’s a cheater!!

  15. Johnny - Apr 7, 2010 at 3:04 PM

    It’s baseball, who cares?

  16. bryan - Apr 7, 2010 at 3:05 PM

    its funny how people seem to forget that his slump last year was in the beginning half of the year. he tore it up the latter half. so really, the 2 game slump he is experiencing this year is in no relation to the slump he experienced last year. so get off his back!

  17. boston Rob - Apr 7, 2010 at 3:17 PM

    the DH is your best hitter…let’s be real is 0000hfer Ortiz really boston’s best hitter????

  18. Benjamin - Apr 7, 2010 at 3:18 PM

    He’s off the roids and was a mediocre player without them before. So add age into the equation and here we are

  19. Spice - Apr 7, 2010 at 3:20 PM

    kwyjibo
    I think Rob was being sarcastic.
    Obviously that is over your head

  20. eddie in no cal - Apr 7, 2010 at 3:32 PM

    athletes are paid to play the game, not to be courteous to the media.

  21. Beantown Dungpile - Apr 7, 2010 at 3:45 PM

    GREAT move, idiot Red Sox. Paying this slob $13 million a year to hit .200 and strike out every other at bat.
    Ever since he was forced to get off the juice, his bat has gotten dramatically slower. Deal his a** while you can.

  22. Curious George - Apr 7, 2010 at 3:47 PM

    “the DH is your best hitter…let’s be real is 0000hfer Ortiz really boston’s best hitter????”
    .
    For what teams is this actually true? Toronto? Who else?

  23. Chad Hesterton - Apr 7, 2010 at 3:59 PM

    Screw papi. He’s a ballsucker. why doesn’t he just go and suck balls more? 0–7. When was the last time he went 0 for 7 at the buffet table? never. slob.

  24. MGinRochester - Apr 7, 2010 at 4:03 PM

    A .300 hitter would be expected to go 0 for 7 about 8% of the time by random chance alone. Given the number of major league hitters out there, this is a complete non-story. There is ZERO reason to believe that this is anything other than random variability.
    I’m not even a fan of Ortiz or his team, but I can recognize that this is another example of the media sensationalizing things and trying to manufacture a story where none exists.
    How about if sports writers started showing some professionalism? Or at least some basic understanding of probability?

  25. joe - Apr 7, 2010 at 4:38 PM

    Ortiz was not found to have used steroids. Get your facts straight.

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