WATCH: David Ortiz destroys phone after strikeout, gets tossed

  • David Whitlock

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 Ortiz bashes phone as Pedroia (R) and coach (L) duck for cover Credit: MLB.com/NESN

David Ortiz bashes phone as Pedroia (R) and coach (L) duck for cover
Credit: MLB.com/NESN

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David (a.k.a. Longhorndave or lhd_on_sports) joined the staff late in the 2012 season and moved to Site Manager in early 2013. A lifelong Houston Astros fan (and mini-season ticket holder for 9 years) he attends 20+ games per year. A statistics freak, David still keeps score the "old fashioned way" on occasion (and has kept manual score of World Series games since 1986 and retains the sheets). He was a featured guest weekly on the Phil Naessens Show. He is also a Texas Longhorns alumnus and huge football and baseball fan of his alma mater. When he isn't watching or writing about baseball, he works as a contractor at NASA Johnson Space Center. He lives by the mantra "a bad day at the ballpark is better than a good day anywhere else."

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