Jun 12, 2014|
Rob Bradford is joined by Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz to discuss his future candidacy for the Baseball Hall of Fame. Ortiz talks expectations regarding a possible trip to Cooperstown, along with how he feels the DH position should be viewed when voting comes around. Ortiz also tells a previously untold story regarding his family history with the Hall.
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It's nice secret. Not -- things that interest. So I wish my chest. And just sit there and it's okay. Episode of this and to be who would wind you know. Usually rob Bradford. Welcome to another this -- -- -- show's sponsor would always like schools distinctive clothing the people who make me look so. Darned good believe will truly accepted up a -- or Seattle -- you I'm telling you get a better things that closeness store that. Well and what I want to talk to you real quick about David is he in the hall fame. And I was just sitting here watching batting practice so you know launch balls and people cheering for you and everything house. It's a mysterious and you want to say you know I'm gonna go and all things but when you think to the hall of fame and you think about the possibility of going off him what goes through your mind. I'm going to be honest -- through. Right now saloon league Matt. Light -- them. At home I don't think about Adam. -- -- knowledge and Ivan and two down and that was my number to have I -- wanted to make. I guess I do is keep on trying to have fun you know going. For it to keep on winning. Another thing it did this this -- now -- over over you know on. And just aren't due to. People how -- fund you know and then. People make people smile and then. And -- it to put a good so and because that -- the day the time to worry about it. They have a frame it's it's gonna come you know you you're gonna I'm gonna happen -- time to think about it. And say whatever I want to say old think whatever one thinks about -- Be honest -- you -- my room. I only think about that elephant when you guys took him about it. Well last year in the playoffs also people colony Cooperstown so I don't think their comment because they like little towns in New York if that. Well you know that's that's that's. My teammates started open and then. They respect me that's much of my respect them and and they play the game in RD gain anything and they know hardest to put up numbers -- and when they look at you numbered the Big Brother believe that they. World deserving you know. Lower to the real quick feet -- blow the designated hitter position there's been some great designated players we go through Edgar Martinez city's herald Spain's. What would do what's your view of how that position about may be some of these guys not getting the votes that maybe they should be getting. Quote. That they want then with the with the death never did is that people think it's easy. We had this medicated and those guys got famous is because they keep on combing through with a big hit -- who hope that the ball below the wing game. You don't you don't -- to be famous as the designated hitter when you put in not even seeing you out there playing different. Just because you have -- business and those guys. Are loud about those guys name it was because they were the best hitter in the game which is the toughest part of the game. Be that good a theater you know examined and I think in this group approach me I always -- America is one of them. It's that bad -- this this this apartment if you if you don't if you don't hit if you don't produce. I think hitter. You named the thing that we -- enough that. -- when you. Would you be giving DH and you look at a designated hitters and you go through with life as a designated hitter was there anyone you looked up to saying -- guys figured out or maybe even talked to about doing it. Be honest with you whenever you can. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- All I know is that I was gonna be in the lineup. And how to produce to be in the lineup. That's all I know line and then through the time through the years -- the people see you put him on numbers. Then they get through ball -- within they force me to look at some things to think -- -- a -- up. Because that we go to we should not an under and adding to that and like I say I just focus of what it what I got to do. In the daily bases and and I go from there that that I know that and he threw the game have been a lot of great years like. Have remained. Edgar Martinez and. And I can tell your homework to do for a friend don't lose. Even Don Baylor great DH. Don -- there. Jim Thome Jean told me man I can I can mention. Thousands of good hitter that played up station and and talent -- this this is hard to do it. When you win went humor the first time anyone mentioned the hall of fame because you obviously go a little bit of a late start you get to the Red Sox. And then you just toward off. But it was it wasn't like you were 21 when you -- and it. What do you remember when that conversation first started. And and did it surprise you -- did you think oh well maybe I do have a chance. He wasn't a conversation it was like we -- opening up players are here. And we went to the age I mean David Newhan felt right it was late I look at the line -- one day and I was the issue them. And that's aren't gonna start but it wasn't any conversation and I you have the a's for the rest you career aren't in them that. Well but I'd be really really turned the conversation about the hall of fame when did you remember the first time and went said hey David you might be a hall of Famer. A bit a couple of years. These people -- saying that you know I'm. And there one thing -- of people I was there just people put enough numbers Lucas. In arming which you have done at this navigator we have. And so well. Greatest in their hitters that you are beyond the numbers already so. And you can -- playing you know you're talking about guys that stopped their career you Preston -- -- -- so you can listen. So and wonderful thing out of the seasons and the and I might change people's minds so. My case work ethic and -- I don't -- I don't mean. Think about now from. I totally agree within idea. Those guys that -- some great numbers in their career. Not having the chance to go to develop playing just because. They were. One dimension. Kind of type of player how they called -- way I would tell you. I guarantee that those guys. All of -- did it. We a lot of responsibility what I'm doing right now I'm not just where balls hit I wanna -- borrow. The young guys do what they're supposed to do to get us winning games -- where -- The cannot deliver the tells. And to -- or borrow once and a while law that imprisoned -- defense whenever I have to coming whatever he take to Wimbledon name. I worry about that stuff you know just I love women so. That on this UN and I'm and that Ross foot and a lineup every day. If not only because you have devoted to hit a lot of things that comes with people always ask -- -- -- being a -- Admitted dosages go that hit you know that's a lot of things that cause and damn I guess the thought the thing that people need to start watching them. And attention to laws funny it's a great point because you're looking close -- right closers can't involve fame as people think oh well. There relief pitcher it's not a starter but there's so many things you have to do to be a great closers -- -- things you have to do to be a really good. Designate an awareness that Mariano from going with that though he -- he might break right through that law -- About Hoffman. That's what I'm talking about. I didn't Amin does a lot of guys doing a lot of good things to pull their their ball club in the situation of winning game. It's not only the moment that you or is it because we play nine innings. Way. I got for a bat or find a bat. In do you think that's the only part of my game that they displays on the game no. That's a lot of all the things. That guys who play the game knows that the best best bottle being successful. You know I'm being a winner you know and then men and women. Championship. It just doesn't take a big hit who goes with it takes so. No my dad my dad what there at about my that was -- we -- into we will go to the play. And without them toward. He when many -- -- we did. With the bambino. And -- say right now we are breaking Vickers. The wrist took that -- into words you use it we won't. He drove he drove all the way to Cooperstown the way down there. We another guy that it's like my dad if they were used making fun of like these is Baker's breaking right here. I have I. Who started -- I. For Roloson stopped that when they came back from Cooperstown they would show it to me and they were like it's almost. The cut where where was that the series doesn't afford like. Sick timber. To the from Korea. Some idea that they went over the you know although we're gonna go to the -- for the playoff. By the time Thursday in September so it was he was legit. There's there's not a lot of trips to Cooperstown and better stories of -- theories I mean that I I I. Bernie I don't think god that stored in no way. It's like they they took photo of the bambino. We that bad at the moment and hold in LA curse breaking right here. We were laughing now home when they came back that I don't like him really get -- know you guys haven't won eighty is viewed these is that way it. Like OK it hit it it it. It my best story from often -- just having to throw. To test my miles per hour on the radar gun reading yesterday after the little kids -- -- -- I threw off my arm doing it south your story is much better. That's cool. 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