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(ESPN)   Let that be a lesson to you, wall. Never taunt David Ortiz   (scores.espn.go.com) divider line 76
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2013-07-28 08:46:58 AM  
Full clip of the event from the Globe website.  (BTW subby, that was the phone he destroyed, not the wall.)

Just another ump who wants to be on SportsCenter.  Glad they at least were good enough not to mention his name.

\and I'd bet you 99% of the reasoning behind that strike was him stepping out and insulting his honor or some such shiat
 
MBK [TotalFark]
2013-07-28 09:34:02 AM  

FriarReb98: Full clip of the event from the Globe website.  (BTW subby, that was the phone he destroyed, not the wall.)

Just another ump who wants to be on SportsCenter.  Glad they at least were good enough not to mention his name.

\and I'd bet you 99% of the reasoning behind that strike was him stepping out and insulting his honor or some such shiat


They were up 7-2.  No reason for Ortiz to blow his gasket like that in the top of the 9th.
 
2013-07-28 09:40:55 AM  
I was watching the game and on the replay, the pitch appeared to be right at the top of the strike zone.
 
2013-07-28 09:46:45 AM  
He almost cause little Dustin to Hulk out. You will not like him when he's angry, Papi. Might want to tone down the shrapnel spraying of your fellow players.
 
2013-07-28 09:49:13 AM  
The first rule of Ortiz, Never disrespect Ortiz...........

Whatever that means.  Watched the game, pretty boring up until that point.
 
2013-07-28 09:51:57 AM  

NewportBarGuy: He almost cause little Dustin to Hulk out. You will not like him when he's angry, Papi. Might want to tone down the shrapnel spraying of your fellow players.


A Peddy Hulk, hmm a cross between the Hulk, an angry Ferret and Sharknado!

Truly frightening!
 
2013-07-28 10:06:54 AM  
They'll have the phone replaced in time for the next game, but Ortiz needs to be waiting in the dugout between the hours of 8:00 to 12:00.
 
2013-07-28 10:07:48 AM  

Cheesehead_Dave: They'll have the phone replaced in time for the next game, but Ortiz needs to be waiting in the dugout between the hours of 8:00 to 12:00.


Ha!
 
2013-07-28 10:38:16 AM  
It's nice to see Roid Rage is alive and well.
 
2013-07-28 11:34:29 AM  
Unhappy, Papi?
 
2013-07-28 11:38:42 AM  

MBK: They were up 7-2. No reason for Ortiz to blow his gasket like that in the top of the 9th.


This.  He's the face of that franchise, show a little composure.
 
2013-07-28 11:51:30 AM  
Do not taunt Happy Fun Ball.
 
2013-07-28 11:52:05 AM  

FriarReb98: (BTW subby, that was the phone he destroyed, not the wall.)


It wasn't even the phone.  He somehow managed to destroy the cover, but the phone appeared to still be intact.

Still, what a stupid thing to do.  It was odd watching it though.  He was hotdogging the whole time, and the ump cut him A LOT of slack.  Then, as the next batter was coming up, the ump threw him out.  At first, I figured he was still jawing at the ump, so watching the replay where he actually made contact with something was a bit surprising.

I just wonder what kind of fine/suspension he can expect to receive.  He might play today since it is a quick turnaround from an evening game to an afternoon game, but the next series for Boston will likely be without Ortiz.
 
2013-07-28 11:53:18 AM  
Maybe he just needed a garden fresh Summers Eve douche....

What a great job though. He cant throw , run or field and he fails at his job 70% of the time and still get paid....

Brain surgeons put down there scalpels and pick up a bat
 
2013-07-28 11:56:12 AM  
That phone was asking for it.
 
2013-07-28 11:56:13 AM  
Somebody mix some Zoloft in with his next batch of 'juice'
 
2013-07-28 11:57:24 AM  
I love ya Papi but stay classy...

I would have lost it if Pedroia jumped up, put Ortiz in a headlock and marched him to the locker room.
 
2013-07-28 11:58:17 AM  
Thread jack coming up. Is it just me or does anyone else find it odd they still use landlines? You would think that cellphone companies would jump at the bit to sponsor the phones.
 
2013-07-28 11:59:59 AM  
It's still more dangerous to taunt dynamite monkey
 
2013-07-28 12:04:14 PM  

06Wahoo: FriarReb98: (BTW subby, that was the phone he destroyed, not the wall.)

It wasn't even the phone.  He somehow managed to destroy the cover, but the phone appeared to still be intact.

Still, what a stupid thing to do.  It was odd watching it though.  He was hotdogging the whole time, and the ump cut him A LOT of slack.  Then, as the next batter was coming up, the ump threw him out.  At first, I figured he was still jawing at the ump, so watching the replay where he actually made contact with something was a bit surprising.

I just wonder what kind of fine/suspension he can expect to receive.  He might play today since it is a quick turnaround from an evening game to an afternoon game, but the next series for Boston will likely be without Ortiz.


My guess would be a fine but no suspension. Guys trash stuff in dugouts all the time without disciplinary action from the league. It would have taken physical contact with the ump, or instigating a larger disruption of the game, to warrant a game or two off.
 
2013-07-28 12:07:04 PM  
That's destruction of property and Ortiz should be arrested by the Baltimore City Police.
 
2013-07-28 12:07:45 PM  
Roid rage
 
2013-07-28 12:08:37 PM  
I guess someone is pissed he's about to get suspended by MLB
 
2013-07-28 12:11:25 PM  
Definitely need to get a blood and urine sample to test for roids asap after that dangerous temper tantrum
 
2013-07-28 12:15:38 PM  

Mid_mo_mad_man: Thread jack coming up. Is it just me or does anyone else find it odd they still use landlines? You would think that cellphone companies would jump at the bit to sponsor the phones.


Cell Phones could lose signal.  If they were to change to anything it would probably be a IP based phone.  But the reason they likely stick with landline is because most of the stadiums are pre-wired with landline in mind.
 
2013-07-28 12:19:21 PM  

overheard in mayfair: My guess would be a fine but no suspension. Guys trash stuff in dugouts all the time without disciplinary action from the league. It would have taken physical contact with the ump, or instigating a larger disruption of the game, to warrant a game or two off.


I could see him being suspended since he could have easily hit Pedroia while he was hulking out.
 
2013-07-28 12:23:25 PM  
overheard in mayfair:

My guess would be a fine but no suspension. Guys trash stuff in dugouts all the time without disciplinary action from the league. It would have taken physical contact with the ump, or instigating a larger disruption of the game, to warrant a game or two off.

Carlos Zambrano got 6 games for beating the hell out of a gatorade jug a few years ago.
 
2013-07-28 12:24:50 PM  

degenerate-afro: Mid_mo_mad_man: Thread jack coming up. Is it just me or does anyone else find it odd they still use landlines? You would think that cellphone companies would jump at the bit to sponsor the phones.

Cell Phones could lose signal.  If they were to change to anything it would probably be a IP based phone.  But the reason they likely stick with landline is because most of the stadiums are pre-wired with landline in mind.


That plus having it hardwired makes it so that the conversation is limited to just the bullpen and the dugout. It's not like you can order a pizza from those things.
 
2013-07-28 12:28:39 PM  
He was mad because just about everyone who wasn't wearing blue in Camden Yards was taunting him after the little hissy-fit he threw when he didn't get the walk after the first strike was thrown.

/too many Sox fans at the game last night.
 
2013-07-28 12:30:22 PM  

Cheesehead_Dave: They'll have the phone replaced in time for the next game, but Ortiz needs to be waiting in the dugout between the hours of 8:00 to 12:00.


Stealing from Sportscenter is the lowest form of comedy.
 
2013-07-28 12:32:00 PM  

Lost Thought 00: degenerate-afro: Mid_mo_mad_man: Thread jack coming up. Is it just me or does anyone else find it odd they still use landlines? You would think that cellphone companies would jump at the bit to sponsor the phones.

Cell Phones could lose signal.  If they were to change to anything it would probably be a IP based phone.  But the reason they likely stick with landline is because most of the stadiums are pre-wired with landline in mind.

That plus having it hardwired makes it so that the conversation is limited to just the bullpen and the dugout. It's not like you can order a pizza from those things.




I doubt people would try to listen in. This ain't NASCAR.
/ While I've never ordered pizza at the K I have used my phone to order burnt ends there.
 
2013-07-28 12:38:12 PM  

VvonderJesus: overheard in mayfair:

My guess would be a fine but no suspension. Guys trash stuff in dugouts all the time without disciplinary action from the league. It would have taken physical contact with the ump, or instigating a larger disruption of the game, to warrant a game or two off.

Carlos Zambrano got 6 games for beating the hell out of a gatorade jug a few years ago.


Zambrano made contact with the umpire. That's what he got suspended for. Also, pitchers generally get longer suspensions. Since starters only work every five days anyway, a one-game suspension would be meaningless.
 
2013-07-28 12:43:22 PM  

degenerate-afro: Mid_mo_mad_man: Thread jack coming up. Is it just me or does anyone else find it odd they still use landlines? You would think that cellphone companies would jump at the bit to sponsor the phones.

Cell Phones could lose signal.  If they were to change to anything it would probably be a IP based phone.  But the reason they likely stick with landline is because most of the stadiums are pre-wired with landline in mind.


No "electronic devices" are allowed in a MLB dugout.
 
2013-07-28 12:45:16 PM  
For someone who was angry enough to smash a phone and supposedly try to instigate a fight, he sure walked away from the plate slowly and calmly.  Baseball: where even the violence is slow and boring.
 
2013-07-28 12:53:21 PM  

FriarReb98: Full clip of the event from the Globe website.  (BTW subby, that was the phone he destroyed, not the wall.)

Just another ump who wants to be on SportsCenter.  Glad they at least were good enough not to mention his name.

\and I'd bet you 99% of the reasoning behind that strike was him stepping out and insulting his honor or some such shiat


Without a doubt, this was a ball. It was such a bad pitch, he saw it coming, thus his reasoning from backing off the plate.  It's not like he threw the bat and went to 1st base.  This is his only position and since he doesn't play the field, his only chance at helping the team.  You can't take at-bats away.  He did go to far in the dugout, and could of hurt another player.
 
2013-07-28 12:58:32 PM  
Ortiz comin'!

/Sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeit!
 
2013-07-28 01:01:06 PM  
Maybe the umpire took umbrage that Ortiz started walking to first base before the ball even reached the plate or maybe it was a strike. Without the batter's stance to compare the pitch to, how is the umpire supposed to call it?
 
2013-07-28 01:16:18 PM  

tampaflacouple: Brain surgeons put down there scalpels and pick up a bat


And strike out looking on three pitches.
 
2013-07-28 01:17:48 PM  

JohnnyRebel88: Without a doubt, this was a ball. It was such a bad pitch, he saw it coming, thus his reasoning from backing off the plate.


It wasn't that bad of a pitch.  Probably was a ball, particularly the way the ump was calling the zone for most of the game, but it wasn't exactly in his eyes.  As for backing out, he was stepping out before the pitch even left Asencio's hand, so he had no idea if it was going to be a ball or a strike.
 
2013-07-28 01:18:57 PM  
Did Ortiz ever find the Real Juicer like he said he was going to?

And does anyone actually believe he is not roided up to his gills?
 
2013-07-28 01:19:54 PM  
He better look out for the phone cops.
 
2013-07-28 01:20:14 PM  

oryx: Maybe the umpire took umbrage that Ortiz started walking to first base before the ball even reached the plate or maybe it was a strike. Without the batter's stance to compare the pitch to, how is the umpire supposed to call it?


If it was too high when he was standing straight up, I think you could tell.  I watched the game and could tell the ump did it on purpose.  He hesitated and thought about what he was going to do.  He looked at Ortiz first as well.

Harv72b: MBK: They were up 7-2. No reason for Ortiz to blow his gasket like that in the top of the 9th.

This.  He's the face of that franchise, show a little composure.


This happened in the 7th and was still a game since Boston's bullpen is beat up right now.
 
2013-07-28 01:22:55 PM  

Zulu_as_Kono: tampaflacouple: Brain surgeons put down there scalpels and pick up a bat

And strike out looking on three pitches.


So you're saying A-rod will be a brain surgeon next year?
 
2013-07-28 01:25:44 PM  
Rule 6.02(b) Comment: The batter leaves the batter's box at the risk of having a strike delivered and called, unless he requests the umpire to call "Time." The batter is not at liberty to step in and out of the batter's box at will.

It was a strike, regardless of where the pitch was. Otriz is a a roided-out ass/
 
2013-07-28 01:27:08 PM  
...and:

Rule 6.03 The batter's legal position shall be with both feet within the batter's box.
 
2013-07-28 01:27:12 PM  

degenerate-afro: So you're saying A-rod will be a brain surgeon next year?


Well, seems like he'll be looking for a job, but male model or janitor seems more his intellectual level.
 
2013-07-28 01:27:58 PM  

LesserEvil: It was a strike, regardless of where the pitch was.


You don't read so good, do you.
 
2013-07-28 01:33:07 PM  
ortiz better get suspended for that douchebaggery
 
2013-07-28 01:36:15 PM  

LesserEvil: Rule 6.02(b) Comment: The batter leaves the batter's box at the risk of having a strike delivered and called, unless he requests the umpire to call "Time." The batter is not at liberty to step in and out of the batter's box at will.

It was a strike, regardless of where the pitch was. Otriz is a a roided-out ass/


That's not what that particular rules says.  If you are not given time and step out then the pitch is called however the ump decides to call it, it's not an automatic strike.  However, the ump can simply award a strike if the batter simply refuses to get in the batters box in a timely fashion.    That being said, even if the rule was written as you stated, in this particular case it would have been an incorrect application, since Ortiz was not actually out of the box when the pitch was delivered.
 
2013-07-28 02:20:44 PM  
Thread jack. If I understand it correctly didn't mlb set a record for shutouts Saturday?
 
2013-07-28 02:22:30 PM  
Big Bebé
 
2013-07-28 02:26:05 PM  

Mid_mo_mad_man: Thread jack. If I understand it correctly didn't mlb set a record for shutouts Saturday?


Yankees certainly did their part yesterday getting shutout.

/Jeter is 2-for-2 with a homer in his return
//Soriano is also 2-for-2 with a homer, his first hits since his return to the Yankees (0-for-8 in two games previously)
 
2013-07-28 02:43:00 PM  

06Wahoo: I just wonder what kind of fine/suspension he can expect to receive. He might play today since it is a quick turnaround from an evening game to an afternoon game, but the next series for Boston will likely be without Ortiz.


Dunno if they still do it this way, but it used to be that if you appealed a suspension, your case was held over until your team visited New York, because that's where the league offices are. This also meant that if your suspension was upheld, the New York teams benefited from your absence. Advantage: Yankees and Mets.
 
2013-07-28 02:43:36 PM  
"The funny thing is he wanted to act like it was the right call."

That call was the baseball equivalent of traveling - that pitch was a strike but no one ever calls it. If pitchers actually got to pitch up to the letters and get calls, baseball games would be a lot shorter and you wouldn't need all these relievers.

"I don't play that."

You also don't play a position, or pitch...you really don't play much of anything.

"I hit."

Not in this game, you didn't - you took two walks and tried to take another on this one without so much as staying in the box for the pitch to cross the plate.

"You're not going to take my at-bats away."

Actually, he (and your ineptness on the two ensuing pitches) GAVE you an at-bat - you seemed perfectly happy to give up an at-bat by walking away from pitch four. And you gave away two at-bats earlier on walks, too.
 
2013-07-28 02:52:06 PM  
It clearly touched the strike zone, calls like that are called strikes more often than not in baseball, he was probably more upset because he made himself look stupid for throwing his bat and having to go pick it up.
 
2013-07-28 02:54:45 PM  

IAmRight: If pitchers actually got to pitch up to the letters and get calls, baseball games would be a lot shorter and you wouldn't need all these relievers.


I actually saw a game this season where the home plate umpire was using the old-style balloon chest protector. I wish I could remember what game it was, because I'd love to compare pitching charts to see if the high strike was called.
 
2013-07-28 03:06:04 PM  

Zulu_as_Kono: LesserEvil: It was a strike, regardless of where the pitch was.

You don't read so good, do you.


TonyDanza: LesserEvil: Rule 6.02(b) Comment: The batter leaves the batter's box at the risk of having a strike delivered and called, unless he requests the umpire to call "Time." The batter is not at liberty to step in and out of the batter's box at will.

It was a strike, regardless of where the pitch was. Otriz is a a roided-out ass/

That's not what that particular rules says.  If you are not given time and step out then the pitch is called however the ump decides to call it, it's not an automatic strike.  However, the ump can simply award a strike if the batter simply refuses to get in the batters box in a timely fashion.    That being said, even if the rule was written as you stated, in this particular case it would have been an incorrect application, since Ortiz was not actually out of the box when the pitch was delivered.


img2u.info
/Sorry. (Not really, heh)
 
2013-07-28 03:29:13 PM  
Lifelong Sox fan here.

Here should be suspended.

Disappointed in Farrell for not sitting him himself today.
 
2013-07-28 04:30:51 PM  
Whatever it was, Ortiz sure took it out on O's pitching today: 4/4 HR 2R 2RBI.
 
2013-07-28 04:40:38 PM  
Wow, change that baby's diaper. Damn.
 
2013-07-28 04:45:55 PM  
..and Soriano drives in Jeter on a walk-off single.. party like it's 1999!
 
2013-07-28 04:49:00 PM  
Not "I didn't agree with the call" or "the ump made a bad call" but rather "the ump was disrespecting me".

Word.
 
2013-07-28 04:50:56 PM  

RickN99: "the ump was disrespecting me"


take 'em out!

/you gotta keep 'em separated
 
2013-07-28 04:54:53 PM  
Ortiz needs to cut down on the dosage...
 
2013-07-28 05:41:38 PM  
www.brooksbaseball.net
 
2013-07-28 06:09:30 PM  

Gritty Kitty Litter: [www.brooksbaseball.net image 600x400]


I agreed that pitch four was a ball, but I still don't get why anyone, especially Ortiz, thought the second strike was a horrible call.
 
2013-07-28 06:35:08 PM  

Gritty Kitty Litter: [www.brooksbaseball.net image 600x400]


Pffft. I'm supposed to trust something that says there was no second pitch?
 
2013-07-28 06:40:21 PM  

puffy999: Gritty Kitty Litter: [www.brooksbaseball.net image 600x400]

I agreed that pitch four was a ball, but I still don't get why anyone, especially Ortiz, thought the second strike was a horrible call.


Yeah, pitch #5 was borderline, could go either way depending on the umpire. It seems some take issue with Ortiz stepping back from the plate on pitch #4's delivery, but that's done a lot by players when a pitcher can't find the strikezone. Ortiz was taking the pitch all the way. I don't have video of the entire at-bat, but it took me a second to find pitch #2. It's located below the "n" on "Horizontal" in the graph, so it was in the dirt. To be honest, I can understand Ortiz having a problem with the umpire's calls, but his dugout antics were a bit much. Side note, Jairo Ascencio was DFA'd this morning.
 
2013-07-28 06:45:54 PM  

Pardon Me Sultan: Gritty Kitty Litter: [www.brooksbaseball.net image 600x400]

Pffft. I'm supposed to trust something that says there was no second pitch?


Was in the dirt, can barely see the green dot below the "n" in "Horizontal" on the bottom of the graph.
 
2013-07-28 07:51:15 PM  
I wish MLB umpires were forced to officiate an NFL game.  One of two things would happen.

1. They'd all die of strokes by the end of the first quarter because they can't handle the fact that they can't toss anyone who yells at them (which happens on every other play) out of the game.

2. There wouldn't be a single defensive lineman, defensive back, or wide receiver left on the field by the 12th attempted pass.
 
2013-07-28 08:51:48 PM  

lecavalier: I wish MLB umpires were forced to officiate an NFL game.  One of two things would happen.

1. They'd all die of strokes by the end of the first quarter because they can't handle the fact that they can't toss anyone who yells at them (which happens on every other play) out of the game.

2. There wouldn't be a single defensive lineman, defensive back, or wide receiver left on the field by the 12th attempted pass.


He didn't toss Ortiz for mouthing off, he tossed him for his tantrum in the dugout.
 
2013-07-28 09:37:59 PM  

degenerate-afro: lecavalier: I wish MLB umpires were forced to officiate an NFL game.  One of two things would happen.

1. They'd all die of strokes by the end of the first quarter because they can't handle the fact that they can't toss anyone who yells at them (which happens on every other play) out of the game.

2. There wouldn't be a single defensive lineman, defensive back, or wide receiver left on the field by the 12th attempted pass.

He didn't toss Ortiz for mouthing off, he tossed him for his tantrum in the dugout.


Yeah, I saw that; my comment was more of a general comment.  I should have said that.
 
2013-07-28 10:04:31 PM  

puffy999: Gritty Kitty Litter: [www.brooksbaseball.net image 600x400]

I agreed that pitch four was a ball, but I still don't get why anyone, especially Ortiz, thought the second strike was a horrible call.


Hey now, the MLB drug testing policy is 100% perfect, just ignore the fact that the Biogenesis bunch passed tests while they were juicing. There is no way Ortiz can be juicing!

Yes that is sarcasm
 
2013-07-28 11:10:01 PM  
I generally like/hate/respect Ortiz, but that was farking reckless.

When your teammate has to duck your wild and angrily swinging bat, IN THE DUGOUT, you're being an arsehole. As much as I want to see the Red Sox play poorly, Ortiz injuring Dusty in the dugout would not be how it should go down.
 
2013-07-29 12:25:03 AM  
In case it hadn't been mentioned yet...

Tampa Bay Rays @RaysBaseball
WANTED: Steel alloy telephone with Kevlar cord. Will spare no expense. Must install by Sept. 10.
 
2013-07-29 12:07:02 PM  
Roid rage.
 
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