David Ortiz Was So Pissed About Scoring Change He Interrupted Francona’s Presser
Red Sox DH David Ortiz was robbed of an RBI because of a scoring change Wednesday night and he was so pissed he interrupted manager Terry Francona’s postgame press conference.
Ortiz singled in the first inning of Boston’s 4-3 win over Cleveland to score two runners. He initially was awarded a two-run single, but the official scorer later made a change. Instead of giving Ortiz two RBIs on the hit he ruled it a one-run single with the second runner scoring on an error by Austin Kearns who bobbled the ball. Upon learning he was robbed of an RBI, Ortiz went Yadier Molina. He busted into manager Terry Francona’s press conference, spewing profanities. Check out the video via CSN New England:
Barstool Sports, which directed our attention to the video, wondered if Ortiz was acting. There is no doubt about it — that was all real. After watching the play it’s no wonder he was ticked off; he really got robbed on the call.
What we’ve also learned is that players care about their stats more than most people realize. Of course if you read LBS, you already knew that. Remember JaVale McGee and Orlando Cabrera doing the same thing?