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Kevin Millar, MLB Network: "Papi didn't show anybody up" 6-6-14

Jun 6, 2014|

Former Red Sox Kevin Millar talks about the David Ortiz-David Price feud, Brock Holt, and Cramp-Gate

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It's the noon -- Maloney Fauria -- demands when we're -- Christian Fauria Christian as the chicken sandwich is ready to go well bunkers. I laid out eating out of order by the way -- -- a Lions eat the cookies before you actually now that's my role. Now not anymore after my ice cream dinner for Super Bowl a couple nights ago I feel like that you do that now practice this arts. Joining us right now and 937 WEEI as promised its temblor he's brought to us by ERS restoration. And running -- smoke shop. Kevin we're gonna get to baseball obviously but we got to start with a hot topic of the day and that's LeBron James cramping up in the Texas eats. Kevin were you a cramp or. During your career. No idea what to trapper. Thank goodness -- -- -- the -- but the bottom line is that. Got decorator cramp bird with some guys -- and crazy because when you yet had a cramp it's a brutal feeling and it just it scared the crap here. -- -- -- the -- aspect of it he'll be fine and he won't have a -- -- -- he keeps in Mike's here but Matt Taylor might be in the cart and go bird in the billikens knocked in Utley out. You just just maybe crack up because you're right when you get a cramp. You -- -- it's like -- shark regret the beach like everybody but don't like all about the clay. Yet Kevin what was. -- noise you make that critical -- again. It's all out. And think I'm that class you panic. But you try to come back. -- it -- that they. Also panic when late 95 about the ribs -- Gotta get one of those once in -- here we talked on Friday. Right then all hell broke closed out their Fenway Park but the rays David Price. And David Ortiz -- -- overall just your take when you saw that happened the whole thing maybe David Price we all went along for the. How surprised were to be out to be out of vodka you wrote an asset -- I can't talk you think is lower -- that you know I would certainly over the same thing happened on a way to win games up I'm quite. You know he say she say who picked up guy and turned out. We don't -- out about three. Pop -- had -- record will work -- bring the glove well I was surprised. I I I I I will say this. You know and Andrew Luck and I love poppy and you know that I'm a reps art group beat the moral of the story -- point system that you think aunt and an -- -- That's something that stood out you know guys like Miguel Cabrera tremendous human means it -- tremendous -- at the end of the day. You know you architecture and you have and we also all sorts like you see a ball go inside these guys that isn't so much about -- rookie but. -- we go corporate and -- -- that we -- sure at the pictures like. You have to back he's got off the plate at some point because there aren't a lot also about -- -- -- -- you know 138 RBIs a year. And it being a good guy. So that it was on purpose we know that but in the big picture. -- county guys inside and you're gonna you're going to be ball away you don't want want want price said you know nobody bigger in the game on the other side but not out. And you're not rookies -- eight. I can -- were guys that you know they rub the quality even know or you can let all market -- -- a run and it's accepted but you -- now want coupled with the slow trot. And get the scene and and then about I get to that run you around like. Dynamo are Weathers here or -- it through seven WBI second when he hit the home run against Cleveland and stood there and watched it. Was that a message not to the Indians but to David. I'll I don't know he held it and let me get some -- when you get that leaned back on the Lackey -- that ball in Cleveland. You have big -- -- doing crack block respect okay I haven't got all -- five all monetary unit after the game. So -- like if you're a remarkable restraint guys that all harsh. Shell. Sell their search Albert and the the short time. A lot let them let them go Olympic. He doesn't know anybody up -- -- and got -- you know not a factor demeanor you don't realize what you are around Eric the great reliever Matt. You know -- -- a tremendous human being more than the other dugout. You understand -- common problem because he's going to damage you. And it's got a little bit showmanship that you know that might rugby a lot like but I got a great hustle surprise me rarely do we see the game starts. To -- -- they are quite happy to get into -- QB you know one or the other so I was surprised at all -- on right now. Yeah I'm with you as far as you know David Price how he feels about us this is Dave -- lot of home runs and it is accepted but not everybody has to accept that and prices been around this league as well but my question year was because no doubt he would David on purpose there was warnings given out. He -- it's my car I don't think you caught up on intentionally but would you give the guy the benefit of the doubt the first time do you think you should have been wrong at that game. All I don't think Clark's. What intentional by any means at all I think now you're looking at a -- -- a way to build up an enemy that the other helmet back on golf ball where you want a well. You know Major League level and bigger like carpet not -- now. At -- -- on purpose that's ever on a much after the soccer game tied at 95 are my rest. I'm I don't care adult shirt two jumpers -- So I think I'll have been done a league -- when you suspend work and. You have to expand babe replied the only thing at the end of the day you're asking you to be here lately they all. To be fair now I know now that the suspension -- a fine and I'm all the mile but they -- part got find. We know all -- -- was it David Ortiz with that pitch and what the league looks better. Gotta go for six game also not just work. -- -- -- surprise me because -- reference thing you know Cole Hamels Bryce hopper right -- call Hamels came up the next day he didn't get ejected by the way in that game either. Came up the next day the guy hit him on purpose not a David Price think about those words but the next day but Ken Rosenthal. When he gave them all speech he was admitting that he had David Ortiz on purpose and and I'm stunned that eating its suspension because of that. Yeah Leekpai dropped the ball period. They dropped the ball in that situation what they looked like spent that's -- irritate you come out when they turkeys call you a quote next day. Why -- got only you know the only guy to -- and I agree 100%. What is unique situation rarely do we see two starts. Go out like they have and it's a great -- great turn into one at -- bribery debate all the Yankee Red -- got taken a backseat the last year the rays and red. So I -- so what about Stephen Drew I don't think that experiment is going so far I'm calling experience. Because some people think that the best thing to do with him would be to trade him. I do think that's possible or smarts. Our mile look at big assignment got to get ten million dollars you know he's got to try to get back a little magic last year. At the time no there goes -- short swing the bat better anybody on team. Little hole it's just an absolute lightning you know our spark plug for the club he's been playing unbelievable baseball and then drove -- -- rated peeled right to play. And I -- situation. I think it'll actually job -- -- it looked like a situation you don't double what the doctors outfield situation is not on. You know especially when guys like Vander and and -- -- swung the -- Great up that point you know -- bako probably 500 in an incredible car at about 48. You know 11 when Stephen Drew gets called up but now he got a guy you -- ten million dollars. You know what that the answer what that would hold a direct shot current struggles now what they're trying to do something that's where you start. And I think in order -- out and a couple a little bit because guys are all playing well. Kennedy brought -- Brock all im glad he did I'm curious if you're in the Red Sox clubhouse right now what you've given your stamp of approval to his nickname as the week. At that we have so what do I mean this young man actually I enjoy watching what you might be of Billy now. You know those hockey trickier for the Red Sox eat a gritty type player you can put him anywhere and a lot happy not to get hurt -- -- -- arrogant talk quite good pitching. He gives you everything you want as a baseball player is you're pretty fair based at Torrey are -- all. Now we have Barbara you move around you know you contribute at that it just seems that he gets he gets in there and put. -- in that batter's box and he beat -- I mean we put -- bought a ticket so I'd like that it. You know at the thing too is now talking about what -- comes back and -- -- the next hole record that's what he's been doing he's got a position that they're not position first approve the next hole. The main let's see etiquette by the wall rather see him out there in left field and you know that it's not always easy transition to be that Chone Figgins he can be at John Rodriguez who's actually been. Brutal -- here Fenway Park. You you -- get a little bit right you went from the infield to within healthier at some guys get at some guys don't. Yeah you know what though it's it's a -- -- left field. It's neat spot to play it really has pretty much probably a tad overrated the propositions right field and friendly park it's that short rest eat all. In circles around 390 quit -- play a lot of doubles into a triple. Are you know you -- that all about line and you know what my -- -- some continent -- -- Parker for a guy but. He's -- the proposition -- Dwight Evans over the years remark all right fielder underrated because Fenway Park. You know he played a great right fielder great throwing -- left fielder Alex Hall Eric cherry all kind of -- now because you want and line up. You know -- is a utility guy -- happen is gonna come back there's your first base larger power. -- gonna play a little burn a little short Mexican Pedroia they -- that's acting you put him in left field equipment situations you know what you get up at bat and get the top right at bay. But yeah you play a little bit shallow at Fenway Park I don't know why I keep hitting team they play eat. What's up all over your head at least over your head and I gotta go walk a lot what you try to take away those line drives over the shortstop as you might go to roberts' single. So I didn't panic Stanley Park is not as our left field if you play shall. I'm not -- and not think you can short. I nominate Eric -- I'm Allard I'm not a threesome to be I would Maloney for an men's we sent this out on FaceBook can we ask the folks who follow us on FaceBook. You ask you a question from the fans want to be honest when comes from David it's a good one. Kevin could you bat higher right now than every other outfielder on the Boston Red Sox roster. Right field. As you know what what part. -- got all the bad thought about it out of there Rubbermaid. And I felt like a -- that Reggie ball like go to now there at court you know that while learning your piece and I got I'll come up or not eighty you know like it became struck. And -- you know they did they -- they haven't gotten here we thought about lute can you went 78. Typically I cannot think with -- It's not it's not acknowledge there is no identity and they are still trying to mix and match they're all out apparel aptly anger at the major. You know match point are -- on got a little lob legal doubt like I -- -- block or first base spot but I lose size. So altered a bit of talent on the scrap -- and you know that's not good some. Like you said -- -- and -- banged one off the -- get to first base and act like you're cramping and applicable people carry off like LeBron James people comparing you to LeBron James. That burger part and make sure proper order to moderate and rock -- Thanks Kevin appreciated oh -- -- -- --

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