Friday, July 25, 2014

"War Of Davids" (Ortiz-Price) May Have To Wait

(Photos by Winslow Townson/Getty Images)
The long-anticipated encounter between Red Sox DH David Ortiz and Tampa ace David Price may have to be postponed to another date. In his final at-bat on Thursday, Ortiz tweaked his back on a check swing and had to leave the game. Reportedly, he's still in pain and may have to miss tonight's David VS. David confrontation. On May 30th, Price hit Ortiz after complaining that the DH had allegedly "admired" one of his two HRs off the lefty in the 2013 ALDS. Tempers flared, benches cleared and Ortiz called Price derisive names. Famously, Ortiz stated coldly, that this was now "war". He went on to say, "Next time he hits me, he better bring the gloves. I have no respect for him no more." That "next" time might have to be "next next time".