Posted November 05, 2012

David Ortiz says former Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine must have “mental issues”

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Bobby Valentine and David Ortiz continue their war of words even though Valentine was fired by the Red Sox last month. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz didn’t appreciate his former manager Bobby Valentine saying last month that he quit on the team after he went on the disabled list in late August.

On Monday, Ortiz shot back at Valentine saying he was advised to stop playing because of an Achilles injury.

“After he went on national TV to say what he said, he sent me a text message trying to tell me that it was the media trying to change things,” Ortiz told ESPNDeportes.com. “I did not respond to the message and I said to myself, this guy must have some mental issues or needs medicine or something? I said, I am dealing with someone crazy and I am not going to drive myself crazy, so it is better if I leave it alone.”

Ortiz ended up batting .318 with 23 home runs and 60 RBI in 90 games last season and recently agreed to a two-year deal worth at least $26 million, with incentives that could push the amount to $30 million.


8 comments
tillzen
tillzen

David Ortiz will lean as we all do, that to out another as crazy is karma on parade. Papi has enough on his plate and enough in his closet to heed the advice given to all uneducated and overpaid athletes - "When in doubt shhhh!"

Wisconsin Death Trip
Wisconsin Death Trip

"V" is finished. He made a few bucks, and now he's laughing his way to the bank....

WilyCoyoteSuperGenius
WilyCoyoteSuperGenius

Ortiz is a punk. Red Sox demonstrate again to the world that they are run by idiots by giving the Big PED three times what any other team would have signed him for. I'll bet he plays less than 100 games total over the next two years.

stabmasterarson21
stabmasterarson21

Yeah, Bobby V NEEDED some medicine but wasn't getting it quite obviously, lol.

raylemire
raylemire

So by "leaving it alone," Ortiz meant going to the media?

John NoLastName
John NoLastName

 @raylemire Haha ... I was just going to say the same thing. They both sound like a couple of eight-year-olds on the playground.