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David Price responds to David Ortiz: “This is not a war.”

May 31, 2014, 6:55 PM EDT

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Red Sox DH David Ortiz made some regrettable comments directed at Rays pitcher David Price following Friday’s game. Drama from last week’s series in Florida — in which the Red Sox did not appreciate Yunel Escobar stealing third base with a five-run lead in the eighth inning — continued, as Price hit two Boston batters and four in Red Sox uniforms were ejected.

Ortiz told the media that Price was acting “like a little girl” and a “little [expletive]“. He added, “It’s a war. It’s on.”

Price had a chance to respond on Saturday evening prior to the start of the second game of the series in Boston between the two clubs. Via Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports:

  1. pastabelly - May 31, 2014 at 11:14 PM

    Price said he’s upset with Ortiz because Ortiz thinks he’s bigger than the game. Where did that come from? Ortiz owned him in the Playoffs and it’s still bugging him. He needs to get over it. He apologized to Ortiz last year and is now having second thoughts. Just weird.

    • mmeyer3387 - Jun 1, 2014 at 3:11 AM

      Its just weird that you and others are making a big deal out of words between two highly competitive athletes. If I’m not mistaken, emotions run high in most sporting events. This is no different, they are playing to win, its just that simple.

  2. apeville - May 31, 2014 at 11:17 PM

    GOSSIP!

    OK, that was fun, I think I’ll watch the A’s.

  3. pastabelly - May 31, 2014 at 11:17 PM

    http://www.newsday.com/sports/baseball/on-base-perception-1.3631854/david-price-apologizes-for-twitter-rant-discusses-david-ortiz-situation-1.6214903

    Fraud

  4. agentfreak82 - Jun 1, 2014 at 12:42 AM

    Screw that fat bi***. He always acts like a little girl anytime something doesnt go his way.

  5. sumkat - Jun 1, 2014 at 3:02 AM

    I’d throw at Ortiz ever time. If you aren’t man enough to step up to the plate without body armor on, then crowd the plate like the pitcher is supposed to let you, you can’t cry when they throw at you. Be happy he didn’t throw at your head, and realize you don’t intimidate anyone, and you aren’t anyone special.

    Funny how he questions other people’s manhood, but won’t go to the plate without padding that would make a linebacker jealous

  6. patriottony - Jun 1, 2014 at 5:22 AM

    I’ll wager next time price pitches to ortiz he won’t plunk him. Price is too much of a PU**Y,,,and would wet his pants if ortiz chased him from the mound. Price plunked ortiz, because he lacks testes, plain and simple. Ortiz has a fat checkbook and will gladly sit for for 2-3 games for knocking price upside the head.

    • gatorprof - Jun 1, 2014 at 4:41 PM

      Ortiz would be out of breath if he had to run from home plate to the mound. He might die of a heart attack.

      Price’s comment about it not being a war is spot on.

  7. madtownthrowdown - Jun 1, 2014 at 7:09 AM

    Basically price just took that college education from Vanderbilt and schooled the idiot. The smarter guy will always win.

    • doc - Jun 2, 2014 at 4:20 AM

      The idea that you gain respect by throwing at a guy’s butt. Did he learn that at Vanderbilt?

  8. ironyisadeadscene - Jun 1, 2014 at 10:31 AM

    2 a : a state of hostility, conflict, or antagonism b : a struggle or competition between opposing forces or for a particular end

    He didn’t call himself a soldier so get a grip

  9. drewsylvania - Jun 1, 2014 at 12:44 PM

    Price has always been a total d-bag, but he’s right: this isn’t a war. It’s a group of supposed “adults” engaging in puerile and soap-opera behavior.

  10. schreibdave - Jun 1, 2014 at 10:28 PM

    I dont remember Ortiz being that upset when Dempster used ARod for target practice.

    • hansgruber - Jun 2, 2014 at 1:56 PM

      I don’t remember the Yankees being that upset either.

    • doc - Jun 5, 2014 at 11:28 PM

      It’s not surprising that people don’t get as upset about something that only affects them indirectly compared to something which involves them more directly. That’s human nature, perfectly normal. Put yourself in his shoes. Man in your town gets mugged. Your reaction to the incident depends on whether the victim is

      1. you
      2. your brother
      3. a distant relative
      4. a friend
      5. a former associate
      6. someone you once met ten years ago
      7. a complete stranger

      But Ortiz was concerned about the Dempster-Arod incident and publicly said so. He didn’t scold Dempster, but he let it be known that he didn’t approve. Doesn’t approve of headhunting in general.

  11. tombstoned - Jun 3, 2014 at 12:27 PM

    Sounds like Big Sloppy needs to cut back on the roids. How do you say roid rage in Spanglish?

    • jimeejohnson - Jun 4, 2014 at 10:57 AM

      Machismo.

    • doc - Jun 5, 2014 at 11:41 PM

      There is weak, inconclusive, unpublished evidence that Ortiz may have taken a performance enhancing substance when it was legal in 2003. Not a shred of evidence since then. Slanderous statements such as yours have always been and continue to be contemptible crap.

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