Big Papi responds to Girardi’s ‘bat flip’ comment
Yankees coach Joe Girardi did not appreciate Red Sox David Ortiz AKA Big Papi bat flip after hitting a HR on Tuesday night. He made comments and Big Papi responded with another HR, Wednesday night (last night), and comments that followed. Read the convo, courtesy espn, and watch the video below!
“I don’t care what Joe Girardi says,” the Boston slugger said to a New York writer. “Take it like a man. I’m done with that.”
Ortiz said he did not flip his bat Wednesday so he could avoid being on the “national news.”
“I don’t want to have you guys asking me the same questions. I got almost 370 bombs in the big leagues and everybody wants to make a big deal because I bat-flip one of them. (Expletive) that (expletive), man. If I have to make that video on my (expletive), let’s see how many bat flips I got on this (expletive). Good night.”
“I didn’t really care for it,” Joe Girardi said after the Yanks’ 6-4 loss to Boston, Tuesday night. “I don’t know if he was upset that he missed some pitches earlier. You know, I’ve got a young kid [Hector Noesi] on the mound. I didn’t know if [Ortiz] was upset that he came in hard on him.”