Now that it is officially embarrassing to be associated with all things Red Sox, David Ortiz was waxing poetic about the Yankees organization and a possible stint in pinstripes.
Excuse me as I dry heave.
- There’s no place for him on the roster – we already have a first baseman and if Jesus Montero’s defense is atrocious as some people make it out to be, he’ll be the DH.
- Um, no.
- Seriously, no.
- Come on, really?
From an interview with ESPN’s Colleen Dominguez:
“It’s great (playing from the Yankees) from what I hear. It’s a good situation to be involved in. Who doesn’t want to be involved in a great situation where everything goes the right way?”
Yeah it’s great until you hurt your thumb, can’t hit in the playoffs, end a game on a strikeout which also, coincidentally, ends the season and then have fans chant, “[insert name] Sucks!” on the 4 train platform…
And following Mary J Blige’s lead, Ortiz is sick of the drama in Boston. No more for him.
“There’s too much drama (in Boston), man,” Ortiz told Dominguez. “There’s too much drama. I have been thinking about a lot of things. I don’t know if I want to be part of this drama for next year.
“Too much drama. My head is spinning way too much to deal with everything that is going on. I have unplugged, you know, and I have just been dealing with my family.”
He also added about the Yankees:
“They lost just like we did, they just went to the first round of the playoffs. I ain’t heard nobody coming out killing everybody just because they lost.”
No, darling. The Yankees actually made the playoffs, your team didn’t. It’s not the same thing. Not even close. They played five more games than you did. Nice try though.
He addressed some of the stuff from the Boston Globe article that came out yesterday which portrayed Josh Beckett, Jon Lester and John Lackey as beer guzzling, fried chicken eating, video game playing lazy asses.
Apparently the beer, fried chicken and video games helped the Red Sox win in 2004 and 2007:
“We had that when we won the World Series in 2004. We had that when we won the World Series in 2007. Beer in the clubhouse, it’s always been there. Video games, that’s always been there; guys eating fried chicken, that’s always been there.”
Well, that’s strange. What happened this year? Maybe it wasn’t good beer?
Anyway, sorry Papi, but I don’t think the Yankees will be calling you up anytime soon.
*if they do I will eat my 2009 World Series Champion Hat