“I’m sorry, guys,” Oritz said. “I don’t feel like talking right now. Just put down, ‘Papi stinks.’ ”
Mark Teixeira has not hit well so far this season. After one week, Alex Rodriguez is not there yet. The Yanks are a .500 team. The Red Sox, however, are playing relatively well while getting nothing from David Ortiz. It has gotten to the point where you have to wonder if Ortiz, a proud bear of a man, will ever be half-the player he was in his prime. Yesterday, he reached a new low, stranding twelve runners on base. Mo Vaughn, your life is calling.