I was at the Sox game last night and I did indeed cheer for David Ortiz, but scowled when I saw highlights of Dice-K flashing before my eyes. In my own opinion, watching both of these players reminded me of a recent post on Tuesday where I bashed the heck out of each of them. Although today, I would strictly like to focus on David Ortiz.
I would like to apologize to David Ortiz whose eyes seem to be working fine these days, but last night when he sent one flying toward the corner, which for those non-Fenway Park visitors is between Center and Right field, I literally thought I was going to be witness to Ortiz’s turnaround. Sadly, the ball landed in a Yankee glove, which resulted in Ortiz dropping his head and putting one foot in front of the other on his way toward the Sox dugout. To be honest, Ortiz is trying… seriously, he really is… I mean it!
As much as I am frustrated, irritated, and disgusted of seeing his number dip day after day, I can say that from watching Ortiz against the Sox most hated rival, the New York Yankees, I will slowly back off this man, but not totally. I am and have always been a fan of Ortiz, but feel as a Sox fan I do have the right to get annoyed. Sure I want to see him hit a homerun every at bat, but theoretically that is not possible, or is it? I have always been a fan of this man for everything he has done for this squad, but lately he has just been awful, really awful!
Will I admit to saying that Ortiz has angered me over the past couple of days? Absolutely! He certainly has indeed angered me. I have told friends, family, co-workers, and anyone I pass throughout my day about being upset with him, but it does not mean that I will not route for him.
David, just do what Ted Williams did back in his playing days, take a whole lot of batting practice and show some confidence. Hopefully by the All-Star break you will have at least 6 homeruns!