Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Papi: Meeting Story Was A Distraction In Loss

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Talk about not being clear on the concept! In the wake of Boston's hideous series-opening loss in Baltimore, David Ortiz suggested that Jeff Passan's Yahoo! Sports story about players trashing Bobby Valentine at a player-ownership meeting was a distraction to the team.  The implication is that the story had an impact on their level of play on the field. Said Ortiz:

"That came out this afternoon about that situation and next thing you know you have guys that have to deal with a baseball game thinking about the [expletive]. That's [expletive]."

It's hard to believe that anything could make this edition of the Carmine Hose any more unlikeable—but Papi may have done it.