Francona: "... throwing the split. He's been terrific. ... Who is that?"Ortiz was angry at a change made by official scorer Chaz Scoggins in Wednesday's game, giving an error to left fielder Austin Kearns on Ortiz's first-inning single and erasing one of Tiz's two RBI. Ortiz declined further comment, saying the matter was "between me and Tito." (Scoggins explained his decision.)
PR Woman: "David."
Ortiz: "I'm fuckin' pissed. ["We need to have a talk" or "When your comments are up"], you and me."
Francona: "I'll be there in a minute."
Ortiz: "Okay. Fuckin' scorekeeper always fuckin' shit up."
Bleepin' video here; SoSH discussion here. Reactions range from Flo was busting Tito's chops (as he has done before) to who cares if Ortiz is annoyed about not getting an extra RBI to this could be a glimpse behind the curtain at the tensions in the clubhouse.
According to Peter Abraham, during last night's game, the Red Sox
posted a large red sign in the clubhouse that says, 'WHAT YOU SEE HERE, WHAT YOU HEAR HERE, STAYS HERE!' ... [T]hese are adult men. They really need signs with hackneyed slogans? The Red Sox should be more sophisticated than that.Signs like this have been a part of baseball clubhouses for more than a half-century -- a fact Abraham should be aware of -- but this (re-posting?) seems connected to the Ortiz incident.