Jul 10, 2013|
We check in with the (now official) best DH of all time in MLB... the one and only David Ortiz. Papi talks about his year, the big wins for the Sox, the difference from last year, and Manny Ramirez' push to come back to the majors.
Transcript - will not be 100% accurate
That's yeah. One of the highlights of David Ortiz is career here mosques and in. Probably the biggest one that didn't involve something incredible that he did during a game he should join -- hearing just the moments -- -- On WEEI after that about twenty minutes are now answer the questions that you got questions. Texas any question any subject only answer Mike Adams stop by as well 37937. The number detect that the AT&T -- line. 379837. Any question any subject -- you can also hit it's up on Twitter that way use the hash tag. DT QU ETQ was an answer the question. And we will answer whatever it is any subject any question anything -- -- -- what -- I have my wife made a fantastic salmon smoked salmon and by the way you gotta go gotta go Pacific time. Compared to the Atlantic -- you have to go. Pacific tickets and sock guy -- -- spend a little extra work that was the difference I don't know but he's better Atlantic's -- species gross civic salmon is fantastic. It's like night and day day is like they're two different fish you know if you look at the window and in and drive from orbit and go there in turn there intern there. I know they're coming Atlantic without -- I know it is closer to strike fear but the the B salmon specifically in the Atlantic Ocean not nearly what it is in the Pacific Ottawa. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- For your team after that loss that late on Saturday night to come back down 51 and win to beat Seattle last how big is that for your team. Drew iron and in. Quote that somebody that day. Nobody before yes they -- 000. This problem the rest of your public bulk of the -- -- -- not. There's a lot I ordered -- -- -- -- That we people fighting with people principled -- Or began and complete but it would make it happen that night. You know Dave and I'm looking at your numbers from the last three years specifically vs left handers you really have improved vs left handed pitching what you think the key to that has been. Well I hate. I would start noticed him. I think -- three years ago. -- offender here and that they -- You get beat on -- Brett Utley who ultimately become Burberry and met to go it's remarked. How they have that you'd get beat him and I remember what I work -- that Lee. Other than other years you probably are eighty -- about -- everybody left and it. Soul RIR. And how are you in let's see what they try to -- it was it harder on -- -- who who are more often. And and I just our work in a matter and and and their assault. -- -- Talking to David Ortiz here on WEEI. We started off partial earlier today with with the highlight of Manny Ramirez. Hit a home run in AAA for Texas the other day the other day do you follow. What's going on -- -- career still after the time because Spencer. It Balladur and follow what we thought possible though it was in Taiwan we are. March start. Almost -- a week. You know Miami's. -- that he. -- our goal all in a religion now it's it's totally different. Person and what he used to be an offense that. There where he used to -- was Lombard. The you're trying to our improve themselves not only on the field of the field yeah so what are some pop for him out for his family. Underway in England during the preferably you know what you put him in the Dominican. Are winnable this season. Few hurdles if you heard from him and -- crowd of forty. Different about person. And there Woody's approaching the game that I always believed that Meyer were permitted to -- Think -- he regardless. Amaro war I don't I don't know air. It will home he unity and I think he used to reform -- The waiting game isn't very great -- you're going to be tutors are not able to be I'll repeat it. I think that it can dominate. Your of that area. And the what seeing it in our firemen and and end -- watching what you're trying to do right now. He -- priority I believe they are definitely get the chance from creditors come out completely. And get our Brett. You know you were part of a 34 combination with him for as long as you were and the new 34 combo as you and Dustin Pedroia. How is that similar or different for you do you see similar pitches different pitches. Was -- like. -- The combination of me a -- it would what all of and what it is being there would be great human he's more. I would sales are all. Batting average and power numbers and prosperity. And job. -- Pedroia. And over and he's been through. I and I I think they've been pretty careful with the I've been war in -- that I. Brian Laura getting -- and that -- and that goes to our coordinator years. Right now I feel. You have to me and I mean there's there's major a lot. Being injured in that week in and be good off. Are you predicting blocked arteries. That we -- it was a situation. Like I say you know bombing. Coma that your car between me and Manny were very important Albert well. Getting around them very on the orderly the same kind. It was something -- about the -- broke into the majors are. I tell us the difference between the the chemistry. On this team and in this clubhouse vs the last couple years. Well right right I. I notice the difference in spring turned in there where X. Don't. Have gotten. On the and not -- reporters and and and in making you move feel contour and and and give -- -- confident. And I think it -- -- sure you know be the same weight it was the same way. When it was here. He's Islamic sure that you know -- -- a bit critical plays. And once you have a manager does enough confidence. For you about -- does America are you feel you have a -- with a record for a very well. I told our common. This spring training and the red band are so common that here. -- them. The way. We did things this season. And young and business really well. They want. And and they hear it and then goals. Hopefully about. This year. I -- a huge believer of but what young did it and they won it was. Something worse pressured them and and a very compartment -- it was -- right now. David Ortiz with a Siro on WEEI eight -- solitaire and a good mood I mean just sound and you seem on the field watching you on TV at the markets that are you seem like you've been very happy this year obviously you've been pretty healthy. Did you expect that heading into the year even before spring training when you signed the deal. Did you expect to feel this good physically port of the whole this good -- being such a good place mentally. Our good doctors that it would it would -- so offseason. They keep me. Confident about cornerback can be and being that we have right now. That was huge return of one another setback in spring training. We have a wonderful therapy -- man -- And then was pretty much -- that I. A lot of work we're competitors subsidies and you think and -- my -- -- -- -- -- to check on me. And and told me pretty much. How everything was and I've -- And then once I start walking and school. It was planning to me I. -- -- -- And happy Houston over Atlanta regardless. With a big strain playing pretty much normal you know it. I get sore want to analyze and Albert -- say that there are so. You know be in play and every David beans and things that I didn't go for the past six months. And I mean just getting used to it and and and people getting treatment. And inherited it going well. Took it -- And the problem can be -- I was happy it happened outside of regardless of regulate -- -- mean -- you're doing -- right. He's got a healthy family. People it'll shorten up and below you follow. -- shall look back. Well. You know David did you Jonny Gomes had a quote. Over the weekend and he said to the reporters out their stop being surprised when David Ortiz hit home runs he had a -- home run. That's what he does and he said being a DH it's hard everybody can't do what what's that. What do you think the hardest part is about being a DH and when did you. When did you know that hey I'm comfortable doing -- I can do this when some guys can't. Well I was senator artist or a ball being in the DH. Here. Not being able to get his partner -- In Melbourne on about the right. -- -- out there and -- defense and and look at what awful forward -- make some guys who play that -- -- the oldest race some of the dead and this and that we're just sort of have to VH. It's part lot walk away from because of nugget I mean it's not like he can put it out or it. So in my k's in all of England has a long. And I've -- -- -- used to it. Well -- throw it all want different things verified or you might think I'm crazy but I would do it all the way it should. -- above real frustrating. And I got some of the court. I've heard him brag about about. -- Lot of guys -- all. I'll publish it just doesn't -- children a lot of things but you know what the and and in my case I elected it's Pittsburgh now. So once again expand. I wanna lose just focus on a very good pitchers are there -- You're 37 years old you've been in Boston now this is your eleven season could you imagine playing anywhere else. I'm really really bad. -- On power I say that I Juan. I what I did in the -- a couple of years people other that was just about the out of -- How -- who earned. Every united do. I like he worked hard and I grew -- They want -- the first one a a trio. Of -- so. I don't know about -- and I think people working. Every day. And -- When it goes down who. Do what I do I know lobbied a bit of what I do so far gone so long we. Yeah allowed -- worse and now. And I never shorted out an accurate because I'm out of me to get anymore. -- on the shower and argue that we want to do the shower go let's get back to the showers and I don't think so yeah it. -- yet that field now he's got that we have enough. The book -- if they can sophomoric but. You're walking into the. Cool what they have a good game tonight enjoy a couple more days in Seattle on and off to Oakland enjoy the all star game and we'll talk to again thanks -- we appreciate it. Are they others David Ortiz who joins us from Seattle as these -- walking through the -- -- -- how important plus look at the course. Otherwise they go with David Ortiz -- look at stuff he does sound like he's in a good move doesn't. And it looks like he's in a good mood when you watch out there he just seems like mis hit the ball well certainly he's confident and all that but. And that we we beat -- the point of how different this team is in the clubhouse but. I mean it's amazing how almost every player you talked who was here last year in the issued just points right to Farrell and right to the good guys that they brought in in the Nazis. Just a different feels for -- and it's a surprise to steal -- still to me at the thought John Ferrell was. The pitch a logical choice you know he's got a good choice tonight for the rest I thought it made sense he was here. For the good days -- the Red Sox had major problems with their pitching staff last year. That's his background area of expertise can make films and were you just got to pick clusters cutter and however I don't know I don't know how he would do and I think he has made it. Look easier fees surprised himself a bit. -- -- how how natural that transition has been nobody ever mentions. That easy. I think he's a rookie manager. Oh with the red Simon's first your Red Sox had a couple of years in Toronto. And then turn out so great right. That is. I guarantee that John Ferrell was gonna come here in this team was going to be but it's. -- symbiotic too I mean there's a lot of public Harrington did in terms of bringing in the right guys for him to management he's not. He didn't come in and take over what was a poisonous clubhouse with no help. Right he brought in some of the right guys first he brought in the Ross's and hamsters and already had you know Pedroia and you bring in goal when you brought in a on Victorino all these good guys. And maybe makes that job a little bit easier I think that both things have really matter are a lot of people -- -- -- -- a year you're dead on with Pacific's Sam admitted it's not it's night that. That this Atlantic salmon. You guys to make me feel like I should never eat the stuff effort you did like terrible in only in only serve enemies to look more enemies and may be pets but probably your enemies pets. Not your own you gotta go -- and trust. Trust me on this if nothing else -- -- you gotta go Pacific -- Gotten more answer the question -- got any questions text history 7937. -- -- -- -- -- -- --