WATCH: David Ortiz destroys phone after strikeout, gets tossed
Boston Red Sox DH David Ortiz was extremely dissatisfied with a call of home plate umpire Tim Timmons, and he let everyone know about it. After a 3-0 (relatively high) pitch was called strike one by Baltimore Orioles reliever Jairo Asencio, Ortiz never recovered and whiffed badly on a pitch out of the zone. After saying a few words on his way to the dugout, he way took his bat to a dugout phone, drawing the heave-ho from Timmons and had to be restrained by management and Dustin Pedroia. During which he hurled his elbow guard Timmons way. Watch it all courtesy of MLB.com:
Odd for this kind of reaction in a 7-2 game late innings, but Big Papi will be Big Papi and it was a key division game. Fines for dugout damage and equipment abuse coming.
– David Whitlock (@lhd_on_sports)
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