Some choice words, to say the least.
Big Papi is never one to hold back, so in his normal no-holds barred style he lashed out at his critics who are scoffing at his contract demands:
“I don’t even know why they’re bitching about me talking about contracts,” Ortiz said. “Guys putting up my numbers, they’re making $25, $30 million. I’m not asking for that. I’m asking for half of it. And they’re still bitching about it? (Expletive) them. I’m tired of hearing them talk (expletive) about me when I talk about my contract. Hey, every time I talk about my contract, I earn it, (expletive). So don’t be giving me that (expletive).”
Ortiz makes some good points (if you can get past the foul language) if he’s played well enough to earn it, why not ask for it?