David Ortiz took a bat to a dugout telephone during a 7-2 game that the Red Sox were in command of.
Dustin Pedroia — you know, the little guy who just signed an eight-year, $110 million extension, the face of the franchise, the player the Red Sox can’t live without? — was sitting in the dugout minding his own business when Ortiz’s backswing almost hit him.
That’s not to mention the debris that was flying thanks to Ortiz’s shattered bat and could have hit Pedroia in the eye.
Ortiz’s dugout reaction is what Major League Baseball will look at it. Yes there was frustration leading up to it.
Ortiz probably didn’t realize in his rage how close he came to destroying Pedroia. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.