Boston Red Sox first basemen David Ortiz has won 2 world championships in Boston, so it gives him ring protection, and the leeway so say whatever he feels.
Ortiz has resigned with the Sox for 2 years $26 million, and gave his sent one final shot at his now former manager who accused him of quitting on the team according to USA Today.
“No. 1, never bite the hand that feeds you, because in the end that will come back to bite you.”
“I was one of those players that always showed support for him. In fact, I held a couple of player meetings.
“No. 2, the day that I returned from the DL, I told him that I was not sure what percentage health-wise I was in, but that I could not be out there without trying to help. When I told him that, I put my career on the side to help him and the team. Being in an incredible amount of pain, I went out there to support them.
“No. 3, after he went on national TV to say what he said, he sent me a text message trying to tell me that it was the media trying to change things. I did not respond to the message and I said to myself, this guy must have some mental issues or needs medicine or something? I said, I am dealing with someone crazy and I am not going to drive myself crazy, so it is better if I leave it alone.”
David Ortiz just fired a long fly ball to left field, and Valentine was the ball.