ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — When David Ortiz launched a three-run homer that ultimately propelled the Red Sox to a 3-2 victory over the Rays. He enjoyed it. His opponent did not. Ortiz decimated an elevated Chris Archer changeup and sent it rocketing into the far reaches of the right field bleachers in the Tropicana Dome. He admired his work, then flung his bat to punctuate his blast before circling the bases. In an echo of comments made earlier this season by Archer’s teammate, David Price, Archer (a 25-year-old who has appeared in 49 career big league games), suggested that Ortiz acted without a proper sense of decorum. “I think it was a perfect example of what Price said,” Archer told reporters. “All of my interactions with him off the field have been good, but when it comes to him on the field, I don’t know what makes him think that he can showboat the way he does, and then nobody can retaliate or look at him in a funny way or nobody can pitch him inside.
Give me a fucking break with this.. Every single pitcher in the MLB thinks of himself as this perfect example of class and honor and respect for the game. They’re everything that’s right about baseball, hitters are every thing that’s wrong. If Papi or Puig or anyone admire they’re hand work as it sails out of the park, then they think they’re bigger than the game. If a pitcher pumps his fists or pounds his chest while he walks off the field after earning a strike out to get out of a jam, then he’s got fire and is passionate. The double standard is sickening. It’s a fucking game. You’re supposed to get excited. Baseball can be plenty boring as it is, if every team was loaded with a bunch of JD Drews then it would be unwatchable. Give me the guy who gets excited and makes it fun to watch, don’t you agree, Archer?