You’d think after watching David Ortiz demolish a poor unsuspecting dugout phone that the Red Sox were down 7-2, but in fact it was Boston that held a lead when their DH snapped. Ortiz was fired up because he thought he earned a walk when home plate umpire Tim Timmons called a 3-0 pitch strike one.
Two pitches later, Ortiz was headed to the dugout after striking out.
GIFs of Ortiz’s outburst after the bump.
After an early trip to the showers, Ortiz remained angry with Timmons, telling reporters he felt disrespected.
“I got 17 years in the league and I don’t think I deserve to be disrespected like that,” Ortiz said. “I don’t pitch, I don’t play defense, I hit. You don’t take my at-bat away from me. Period.”
“We’re not snapping every day out there. That’s a reason why you snap.”