Re: I'm done with Ortiz
posted at 9/24/2011 2:45 PM EDT
In Response to I'm done with Ortiz
[QUOTE]I've grown very tired of his act. Francona supported Ortiz when he showed up on "the list". Francona supported him when he stunk for the first 2 months for TWO consecutive seasons,
not only keeping him in the lineup, but refusing to move him down far longer than many of us would have been willing to wait. So, as a thanks for all that support, Ortiz: -Breaks in on a Francona interview to whine about an RBI! -Decides hes a pitching expert, and throws Francona under the bus saying that Aceves should have been in there 10 days ago. -Whined multiple times about wanting a long term deal I don't know why Ortiz feels the need to open his mouth. He's a DH. He doesn't field. He doesn't pitch. He doesn't pinch run. He hits. He should only be talking about, if ANYTHING, hitting. Ortiz is consnumed with Ortiz and I'm done with him. He can take his tired act to another city, Boston BETTER NOT offer more than a single season, I'm not sure he's even worth that. Once upon a time I thought Ortiz really was all about the Sox, now it seems he's clearly all about himself. I'm sure many of you will make excuses for him, but for me it will ALWAYS be about the team first, and Ortiz has not been about the Sox first this season. He's been worried about RBI, contracts and rotation concerns. I wish he would've been more concerned about HIS OWN fielding, maybe they would've produced better during interleague play.
Posted by ma6dragon9[/QUOTE]
If you don't like Ortiz, fine. Much of your post is opinion and even though you're out to lunch on most of it, again, fine -- an opinion is an opinion.
I take someone's opinion in relation to how they use facts. If they use facts correctly and accurately, then I'll give their opinion serious consideration. When they make up facts, then then I'll take their opinion as nothing more than mindless whining.
So let's look at your "facts" you state, which I highlighed in bold.
In 2009, 0 HR, 12 RBIs, .230 in April and 1 HR, 6 RBI in May.
Good start. Ortiz indeed struggled those two months. Next:
In 2010, 1 HR, 4 RBI, .143 in April, 10 HR, 27 RBI, .363 BA in May.
Get out the Gong, you lose. You feel the need to exagerate and ignoring that one of the months you classified as struggling was one of his best months ever.
Nice try but chalk up your post to nothing but mindless whining. Thanks for playing. Don't forget your parting gifts.