May 19, 2017|
We speak with David Ortiz, co-author of the new biography Papi: My Story with our own Michael S. Holley.
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Brenda book out called popping my story published by Houghton Mifflin hardcourt. Available in bookstores right now but coauthor of the book in the subject of the book David Ortiz joins us right now. David thanks for taking a few minutes Oreo. A boon. I ya I guess this is the second book about your life in your career I like this one more because I like your co author better I'll just say that's her attacker. Expect. Yale man might be in my arm but it would everybody's pretty special. Out you eat I'll I'll say this you you talk about everything you talked about all the subjects and maybe even some that people didn't expect. Did you think you were gonna go into this depth of detail when you started this project. What I wanna I wanna something a lot of post something very different than the slopes on them or you know. More time between them. And going to be well weird question moment career. And things. Are in terms and so cute you know compatible. Somebody already considered little earlier about a political river so are you. If you don't know Michael wouldn't sit down and take or trying to. And I her conversation and Michael you know we always look. It got to the point what was it out a couple of hours ago so they're here because it records in you know there's so. I have a lot of fun when you looked a little bit. All right so here I am here I am David. We we talked a lot about a lot of things that. I'd say the foundation of of all of those conversations. Family's very important to you it does give people a sense of like your mother and your father. And the influence on on on how they got you to the or how they're they're guidance got you to the point. Where you could be in the major leagues for twenty years. Both primary booming serve of them don't know like. I can from all scrambling. Ability of forward with them and we may have my sister kind of by. It was a lot of experts and Marleau. Was to me the most important thing back. You know in the middle everything the most remarkable slump and a and certainly did kind of Wear the same time. You know cause I take the positive. Out of yeah. Basically over on the things that you woman woke home and we hope my dad and say you know. Basically. The bottom more than that now it is true that some. Do they do it if you are good and well all of you know the more it's well that things got a little little. Soul. Basically. I can save my personal. I think. The family that fondly and how much everything. So can we do what we amount we have a ball. And he came to me that there. I could tell me your dad doesn't speak much English but when you're a teenager he emphasized that you should learn English because he was convinced. You'd be a Major League player and I want to tell people this story of how you got you you are an Arizona. You had limited English at the time but still that was an Arizona. You're you're English was better than a lot of your teammates and so what are your teammates would go on dates and you had to go along because. I had. Because you have a translator between this teammate and his beautiful girlfriend that he head. I know that wasn't fun and that's it if there. Yeah I don't know remembered some muscle marketers see what they left and appreciate all we. Motley. Quite far from England today you saw quite versed. Are reachable for the last little while and then he's are. International much exactly a complex where he should trees while sixer in the bay. And them. But the fact in the manic and we delivered the same deal. And the other day you know at an end. To that guy. Might it will flag. An oil once little. Start going to and Kurt Kurt and diplomat neither one. She's going to be a little different not just speak English so. Yeah characteristic of arm and it hadn't ultra. I'm glad that you go to Portland and the we liked. And you. You're not so much about things I need to tool or a bit younger you are ranked dual sole. I'd be good to go it'll look a quality talent. And yeah it was it was. It looked impressive about the way he. Heard much. Tommy bolt the one thing. And yeah memorable volume American mistakes you know it was. Ballot language or any better about. It was a war veteran. I. So we'll shall I. I hate remark. Was one of them. I conclude a little bit. Yeah like if you get to return player won multiple S or muscle markers who led tables so. It would mean put a minor league you know. Something that are. If there appeared most of them to come from from our war concert. Back there right now are different. I doubt of that situation our program works in each. Later you know about it and I should. And that's why he's cute guys and they say. There's a parts in the book David we're talk about 2003 your first year in Boston you're a little upset live. Not getting regular bats and your puts doing at first and DH and anyway and talked to Theo Epstein and if you get more bats you wanna either get released or traded do you ever think about. What your career could have been the had that happened had they gotten rid of you that you also specifically talk about how important Manny Ramirez and Pedro war. It's some your success early on in Boston. Florida remembered for the future and I got a great career that's why. I was thirteen more playing time to Kurt. Meyer remedial reading here or there it would just our car you know. And we can look cool are those type of players to start a bowl. So much about having worked in my current course it's me on that I could march for a lot of work into it and I would not Campbell or. I commuters in talent and and back travel. You know into the point where. All I need to do come out slow him down and Slobodan equitably so I can hit or where or so. Bartlett got hurt. Oh and confident so I I didn't want to go to on the financial field it. What I say to them and it was. Confident I was ready as I walked extremely car he. Com slim ball and I'm worried look on at the beginning it was those. We're talking with David Ortiz coauthor of poppy my story co written with Michael Holley. There are few athletes in recent history in the city of Boston more popular than you may be a certain quarterback down in Foxborough but not Manning. Having said that. Recently we got reports out of Fenway Park from Adam Jones that he had heard some racial epithets thrown at him. Did you ever hear anything like that at Fenway yourself. Myself and our home on plant on the B day. Arbitrator later. You know and he. And that's why are I don't Mercury well or Eric jobs. I don't call my question. Politically and you know by. That one thing I don't leadoff home. Good enough without those are currently there are particularly shrewd. By. Ideas that are really don't you know. Look at all are lucky I am home a matter. In our reliving get a multiple off I'd never trade him. Racial situation. Where it. You know you can feel the electro. To have our or a couple million on Euro two run quite. Also unbelievable pain they don't care what court would you or would cross. And they or racial and all of the but it sure Spanish that matter. I'm not in America or any other player in the war no matter how do. Mean you know we are outwardly. Spent on the yeah. You know deal would be. All are concerned by. They're afraid or greater rock your fans are there are all on me on the secret the Yankees. Odom could average Joseph Coleman you know like I never. I've been outside of the man they could clear. To him. Caldwell everybody on field collision potential opening remotely pickle where it. You look at a game so. They are very little run yeah. Did you believe Adam Jones. I believe them. But it is a birdie or an gar and autumn for a long time. And trust me in goma now that he or some. That and in the New York Daily News had a story. With you David where you can tell a story about Torii Hunter you're trying to Torii Hunter to come here and. Yeah. Every part of the rhetorically if they're. Excited loaned him very well. Toward commitment to train before you don't strain. Eddie don't have their field you don't turn so we're very Roberto check. So I don't think it's clear full display here. To houk also. Like. Also accuses Duke you don't sack. I don't think it's fair. If so did you tell these guys hey you know that come on Torre wanted to play here it is is not is it's not as crazy as you might think it is or put. Did he just say I can't do it about a day ago. Yeah dare you recruit over street you know there are hundreds alone or are important because it. You know it it yeah I'd be old man. About it should feel. In in multiple car. I want. 00 are a lot. Because this is not again. You know what speaker phone. Calls way golf is it putrid on another very feared. I'd you know Obama and mental process. Birdied four from all of you know that is true our. Yeah you know OK so you're great and a trust. So much that line. I know you said many times David that you'd never taken steroids in your career. Yet of course in 2009 you were on that list incident allegedly tested positive for. A PED. Do you think that being on that list will keep you out of the hall of fame. Well political comparable. And out of it if Miami. Situation or Marty. The only you know like I could be anywhere controllable. Which you lose. Door might bring on the field you know. And what are the ultimate when it's my grandma. You know are always. Early to earn an income. What was the recent about tomorrow Tomlin. And barely stand Eric and being. We aren't you allowed from the wooden car. And don't want from ball so all the big guys and so. Is there a common now from Europe that news I guess it was just. That you figured it would just trying to do what they'd be. Called attention to him about how that goes. The Marlins though he wasn't a live here on the that are ultimately serve what I set out and show me you may have reason why do you say. And is currently. American accent and you know Fred and them are. I don't believe in the carrier. In my mind that number can control. Bloated roster. Never threatened to throw and make it serve and you you know bombing. I can just grab Michael. To have a car from me without warning. Any evidence at all that you let everybody everybody who are caught. Are they pointing where. All of them or lol what he bought or use an hour. Or Baylor G. Course. A series of dice yeah. So. Nobody can two men are in the market to mean before Milan to me it. And told me that I. Took over for any kind of restaurant. It's would do something that would go to New York. In their actual explanation about it it would just you do your work their ultimate goal will hurt you know well. Well you know what man aren't right right there's not a million more. Every time in the RB I think we were supposed to. I see it worked extremely hard to. Curb side and the underwear bit. He got my vote I just unfortunately don't have velocity but I would've legal career. First ballot hall bail my question what about players. Guys you played with and against who did test positive Manny Ramirez Alex Rodriguez who clearly have hall of fame numbers if it was up to you would those guys. Have a spot in the hall then. Have been ordered him to carry them about the Russell life. You know exactly. Unfortunately. They maybe don't want to say. You know and then Max Ramirez. Slugged over to. Sacked. Manning had to battle. Well for over a creme de Guzman should or. I'm not a bad person bogey eagle but he made them. In another and make him stay you know. And sort of command and intricate look like he's not assaults or for your ball so boasts. Curtis birdied furcal or was it. Would ever squad you know say that is symbolic but. I'll beyond that is there. Evert Norman Coleman steak man you know commit a mistake and edit greater there. Get comfortable and where baseball. Effort in the old points almost always. I'll take one of the things that surprised me the most in the book. And that's how all how much your relationship with Terry Francona. Was hurt by a pinch hitting appearance with the bases loaded in Toronto. You said in the book it it was business like after that but it was never as close after that. Altogether it is it's a quarter of our doctors you know. And I know what some troubles all but between players. Yeah yeah and here. Dubious as to which you are I treat here I come from literally wiped out and bite. I think. Win one and then went red light might shelf. What we'll all like. You've known what I want it well. I'd saying you start going directly into the Garrett. Should get there because you lol but common thread there. You know that same thing and not the way here we allowed those years where if he does tomorrow won't be too. We never get. Or that I was able out of it because my my problem was. Mechanical. Based on home my injury did give for. What you know where I'll work full amount for everywhere and it occurred supplement. I would never been to a government felt it. In cub and and and you know they don't work there NG union bank one without. Any Cadillac. I you know upwards and take a strange vehicles are critical fumble what are. I'm not bock already there are my fixes already. Good to go on silent. Particularly well. Mean they might well you know that I batted about the article so it's an expected record that they've been there on Albert out. Bubble yet. Are they wanting yeah you can stroke burnout and it won't. What are you look at what. Got to defend Chris for the rest of the bulwark. So you're the only. Oh you'll either be strong cup. It also added that brought this kid might. Wheldon. Wouldn't want a big. The ball that day. Or a little bit. Old. Wearing different but I am very comfortable. Be able law and everything now out there and don't recruit that are not always a portrait of all they split. With the that we got coming up. You know they're old. If if it booming on all walks wild card where it. Yeah we won't know what like a little bit of a great worker and American. I don't think. Soul. I think that would compare to that you're their biggest might have been there between our guy out of the way he could get out of while. All of that disillusioned what would be saying it's cool that Mecca out on number would be and what. All these old. You know I was Tony's guys were free came on. That. Overall your approach to the book in my opinion was. I just tell it straight not gonna put a filter on anything and is gonna say what I feel I think that was even the case when you were talking about. Of the low points of your marriage in. That will was that your approach of just say I'm just gonna tell like it is because by the way the marriage. It has been reconcile and you guys are back together but. This you can you tell people why. You took that approach with this book. Well because it. I've been there. I attribute. Some special. Urgency or what people will. Capri for people who. War are people long. I'll try to do that right that's solely on their special. Almost a fruitful but there are that that's when I come and that sucks so feel like you know trying to sort of let up or marriage everybody. Probably teachers and I credibility you know. Everybody circled a lot of things. But they're there there there. You know sort of it and what your reaction to the same problem what should vote on what you've done so they had. All the way you'd be saying based on family picnic either it was a great but Oakland. Ballclub and he. Or while there's little. All of these. That is involved and. The book is called up popping my story written by David Ortiz co written by Michael holly available in your bookstores right now. Published by Houghton Mifflin hardcourt. And I David we appreciate you taking the time to join us and it was it was a fun read I enjoyed it. Eight regular must Michael Barrett. That I may do that. He's a lot different well. I think if nothing else is there I'll play him it's as well. Where. Thanks David. I don't take thank you. That is. Future hall of Famer in my opinion David Ortiz. He'd. He denies taking steroids in eighteen different ways. Are he just the end as he said but the majority of of his being David Ortiz happened during the steroid testing here. Most of when he was David Ortiz was when there were testing came in in place in 2004. Well now he says he got cut in the steroid era but he went and help this team has had success in the right in the testing here. That's what I can't better that the testing or what I meant it when they were testing. They starting 2004. Outs and David Ortiz sort of took off where you and gets and first ballot birdied and there's enough I don't know why I don't I don't think it's the the steroids that's going to be the issue and it's the DH thing. Which I think is bogus by the way. I mean it was Frank Thomas Moore to DH or first base really well and and he got him and I was during his tires used very much a first baseman the heat when I went and I really wasn't what he does have heard what shocked me to put more games of the posters say how's it I think he's right how I was shocked when I saw that stat that you are more DH at bats and first base the best yet at the prime of his group when he went back to back MVPs that primed early to mid ninety's he was absolutely first days. 6177797937. Is telephone number we'll get your calls what you react if you like as well freestyle Friday it's dale and Holley. With keeps Sports Radio WE.