Monday, October 7, 2013

David Price And Papi Straighten Out 'StyleGate'

(Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
After David Ortiz slugged his second HR off David Price in the eighth inning on Saturday, the Sox DH stood in the box for a few moments to see if the towering blast down the right-field line would be fair or foul. From Price's perspective is was styling—unnecessarily pimping a HR. To be honest, sitting in Section 25 of the Fenway grandstands, it was a no-doubter from the moment it left the bat—way back into the Boston night. We didn't think for a moment that it was foul. But, to be fair, Papi was not sitting in our 1912 cramped wooden seats and therefore had a quite different perspective. In any event, Papi and Price have patched things up and everything is hunky-dory again. Said Ortiz, "It's over. We straightened things out. I have a lot of respect for David and he has the same for me. I'm not going to make a big deal out of this. I understand his frustration." Uh-huh.