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David Ortiz: Bobby Valentine's comments about me were ridiculous, I changed the channel

Nov 5, 2012|

We speak with a very candid David Ortiz after the announcement of signing a two year deal with the Red Sox. David was very open about the negotiation process, and even more about when it came to the comments Bobby Valentine made about him 'shutting it down' on national tv. David claims Bobby tried to tell him it was the media twisting his comments, something Ortiz would not accept.

Transcript - will not be 100% accurate

I just promised David Ortiz signs two year deal he just had a breast cancer conference over Fenway Park. And he joins us live at Fenway out right now -- -- -- Michael college Steve DeOssie I don't big -- congratulations. That's we're doing all right it would door okay. Let me -- upright and start by asking just as you brought the point up and was it just him when he said it was very painful to go through. The losing season last year you know you're back here you -- the guy and you know there's an awful lot of work to be done. In the off season have you talked to bet if you talked to the organization do you feel assured. It's gonna be able to go into the right direction so that it's not painful for you next season. Well I think. I think his. It's something that is if you -- whistle. It's not I mean there's there's there's a lot of things that you got to put together to Wimbledon games. But. In a situation and I think. One thing that remark and any organization not only us everybody deceive -- pretty much every organization approaching -- preaching. Because -- -- you will hold office now. And we had to -- pitching we just need two people William. Maybe had a couple guys. May reasonable man aliases -- -- But. Once we had dialect and I think. The -- is gonna Leo they Inca. Hey David did you did you ever seriously consider leaving Boston and we saw the report that Texas was interest in you did you. Really think about going to the Rangers are there any other things. Well you know the -- but the point where. Common -- I wasn't really able to talk to anyone. But. I mean if you look at the market this off season it's not going to be that many power hitters out there. And the couple that you might have on there you -- about to approach and we are on the new bill will do some stuff like that so. I won't be surprised. I was in the army surprises fixer or anyone else come to me we don't know for. This offseason but I. The one thing that I can really tell you the front offices band they approached me fairly and and and and they give me an idea -- the things that they. One and that they were looking forward. To do and -- you mean the only -- I have is that it was gonna come by as the rest sucks. And vessel was thinking about. A David your discussion over them during the contracts. The negotiation -- do they give any indication of further plans as being the first part of the puzzle that indication of of what they might wanna do be on this distort the team. Well we haven't really talked about it. Then being really BC of oh. Signing done. Signing me in temperatures approaching tomorrow but at some point we're gonna feed on it goes there always has questioned the west just to. Make sure it enough on the same page they got they're gonna be part of that decision -- here. They're good that's 1 thing that I -- most concerned about. But is of a decision is always good about us being questioned -- -- making sure that we are comparable week. Data plan move forward. David does the body he questioned the appearance on cost the show you were asked that question you kind of took the high road. I'm reading some quotes from ESPN. Deport days that you gave them and you know this has happened in the past where. It gets lost in the translation so you tell me whether. You said that's number three after he went talking about Bobby V on national TV to say what he said he sent me a text message trying to tell me that it was media. Trying to change things I did not respond to the message and I said to myself. This guy must have some medical issues -- needs medicine or something I said I'm dealing with someone crazy. And I'm not going to drive myself crazy so it is better if I leave it alone. Did I lose something in the translation or is that it. Well some -- I say civil you know with late. Make him the quote is being -- anything. -- this through the -- I'm in the mean Moody's and mythical menaces the following day. I never counselor. By. It's it's like. You know -- I mean it's something that it doesn't make any sense to me. Somebody who won a national television because you know he really unity and it takes a semi nudity. Basically dormant it was you guys trying to twist things. And I'd like to hold on wait a minute I was watching the show. The media another -- buddhists it was you talking. Then everybody listening to so why it's right to tell me that the media was trying to it was design. So once I want to read MS so well you know what. Not even gonna make any comments on this because that's what you -- never heard from a a lot of guys approaching me asking me. And I never say anything and it was because. Was in the home -- I judge you -- not that bad sometimes. I've got to ask you this though you should hear you seemed to have his back that can't be said by a lot of the players in that clubhouse this past year. Did your crew chief that he would go in and try to do something like this when you're sitting there ready to negotiate for our contract when you had his back all year. It was ridiculous he was few words. He was on been -- aspect of the cycle I wasn't expecting any of this. And but you know what I though I I was token. To a lot of people the -- isn't and that's him. -- say things. You know prepare for. It I saw that different disease -- men and every so why. I decided to have his back big time to new season pumped up and I respect that any manager that we. He was to stop the controversy between him and players. Because he wouldn't go and -- and in the U and we do that's -- was. And -- -- -- about what he's the world there wouldn't know. So. That was when they were these games in and right to stop those players that were mad -- him. I'll be mad -- him -- Tuesday. List right now to. Do things that we. No control over. But it was hard though it was hard because he would you go back and forth with things. We were out of it. Is that why you watch that show you expect him to say something else that I unpredictable as well you're watching. -- some of the guys. Called me and told me about it. I don't even know -- was going to be not so. But. I -- On -- watch it in him and I was -- you know. I change and the change in the -- that we ought to switch. Davis congratulations and welcome back we'll talk to your dorm room. Hi guys that thank you -- -- wizard David Ortiz right here on the big show signs a new two year deal with the red sox' interest and stuff right there concerning Bob easily.

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