Alex Rodriguez and David Ortiz. A-Rod and Fat Papi. A tale of two guys. One disliked, the other liked, at least in his home city of Boston, which hypocritically in 2014 embraced its prodigal knucklehead Manny Ramirez, twice punished for using performance enhancing drugs (PED).
David Ortiz: high and tight, low and away. That's all you need to think about. Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Fat Papi ignorantly (his union approved the rules) and defiantly stated that he would violate rules made without consulting him. Where was the outrage? Where was the action my the new commissioner, Manfred, the A-Rod Slayer? Not a peep.
Now imagine if A-Rod had said the same things as Ortiz. The media would have clobbered him and the commissioner would have summoned A-Rod to appear in person to explain himself and suffer verbal lashing. All that should happen to any player who so recklessly defies the authority of his league by insisting that he will not conform. No, Ortiz only talked, he did not actually break rules ... yet. How long do you think that you would last in your job behaving like that?