Nov 1, 2013|
We listen in as Jon Lester took it upon himself to call in to Colin Cowherd's show and defend his teammate David Ortiz.
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Further following this Colin Cowherd thing he. Chose the day of game six tampering out is David Ortiz -- should be suspicious of him for PD stake which by the way I don't really have that big a problem with you should be suspicious not suspicious. Not just of him and plenty of players. I thought he was way off the tracks when he said anybody in Boston is not as gullible. Are -- not gullible you're just. Loyal -- like your team is not that worried about it is bigger fish to fry that whether or not a guy is on -- right now when he hasn't tested positive that's not. Our job as fans to assume that our favorite player is dirty so anyway. I went all of them yesterday talked a little bit about with pollen gave him that point of view which he pretty much ignored Jon Lester certainly ignored. It and you would face up that's areas -- through a house Colin in response that you know not anyway I always think about this dog's gonna ask another question that is very much Colin covered way so anyway Jon Lester goes on -- today. And John apparently from what I've heard asked to do this because he wanted to debate column on it interview start off like this. On what what do you make four of people like me who are suspicious of David Ortiz. A minute I think he couldn't be more wrong with film. I think the biggest thing with David. It is -- really haven't seen that a power numbers spike up or anything like that I think he's just become more to complete hitter. -- heard them say the other day an interview that you did you know he'd do you really. Prepares a plan before every game -- how he's gonna approach or search order that those those certain pitchers that you MySpace that they. He never waivers from that plan and you know I think that's what. Has made him -- really it is he takes his walks. Don't sound like he's going out there involved so that 3760. Almost and in Germany 140 you know league east. These hidden you know his normal home run total please -- first and third career. A home in November is gone up which I think has been. Result of him taking his walks in and taking. The -- sit through it. Two of the cervix and should be. Well when he's still not going so well but I think similar or is it good all torture -- -- world. And no I think. That that he's done at the right way ultra long term. Do you understand. John bull -- narrative in this country from many of us in the media. Who from Lance Armstrong says Ryan brawn you understand why many of us are frustrated and are suspicious. Absolutely. I give it I understand that. You know I think. Know a lot of people don't see. What we go through and -- a -- basis to force -- to drug testing him. Randomness that that goes along with -- you know. I feel like we've got a really good system in place. You know -- we implemented this year. A drug testing where it's HE EH so. I feel like we are headed in the right direction dot com -- it says. Tried to cheat the system and got caught which has changed there's another step in the right direction. You know I feel like we're we're headed where we need to be in this in this system with the drug testing and -- in those. Because that are trying to achieve the rest of the baseball players and artillery. Now. You know you saw the reaction from the other ballplayers Wear and Alex in. Nelson Cruz and -- -- told these guys got caught doing this stuff. -- -- 99% of baseball has the same reaction when it comes scrutiny no. Format -- says we don't understand why he doesn't wanna continue to cheat the system. And try to get away with finchem -- us. I gotta tell you my personal Jon Lester called and Jon Lester wanted to. Take on Colin collar right but it sounds like he wanted to you when you first hear it -- John mister -- probably guard. It must have been out throw punches at each other sounds like you want to take tomorrow with information. You want to get getting up at some knowledge on and if it had been let's say -- first take approach would have been maybe skip -- thing. -- make it cedar up and get. And -- that teammate of a cheater you think he's Jeter don't. Like that you know it was it was -- conversation back and forth and it's out what I hear Jon Lester saying it. Yeah I understand quite skeptical. But now with the with the testing that we have in place. I've got to getting caught in and not only that only our guys getting caught. What most of us feel now that it's something that we're not down. We're not gonna go out of our way to protect. The guys were cheap that whether whether that's true or not I don't know whether it's good teammate the first -- call it out. That's by far his worst year and it it's the outline or more than any of the good years the other thing you would -- in Ortiz is favor is that the biggest power years he had. In the middle of his career around 28 the 31 he hit 414754. Home runs those three years in a row. Which is a spike from where he was earlier he -- twenty the year before that 2002 but 03 was his first year Boston Jiri became David Ortiz in this ballpark and everything else you can. You can actually look at his career and it does make some cents is 544754. Those inflated numbers yes yeah they do seem pretty inflated I mean -- they do mean it when we when I was a kid hitting fifty was an incredible accomplishment. Member Mark McGwire coming close to it -- he -- 48 or 49 now one year and that was like somebody might hit 1561. Was forget about it. So the fact it even hit 54 and a season. That in of itself would make you wonder the fact that he's having success at age 3738. That should make you wonder. But that doesn't that doesn't I think I mean there's an automatic assumption. That he has done anything else you know there was one there was one more exchange between Colin -- and Jon Lester particular. You sound like today John you're not only defending David Ortiz and -- -- so I'm suspicious that you are you are defending the sport you you sound like to meet. Somebody who is deeply impassioned and bothered. Could you single handedly are tired of cheaters that's what it feels like -- your caring. An opinion right now if do you feel very impassioned. Like you would be angry if you found out Ortiz was using you would be angry. Yeah I mean I think I think any time you can find out somebody. Did it angers you. New position that feel like. -- -- 99 point however many of those guys that color streets except a point also 100%. Yeah saint. You'd hoped and everybody's doing it right you know he's toward the future. Tony -- forty god says that come up throughout the season and kind of OK here this guy's going about the right way they have done this that's that I know what I do and -- let. -- know. Really because our clubhouse to as far as the daily routine. How we try to stay strong states physically fit -- to pitch and play a 162 games here and you know -- -- all that's all that's slipping put in all our hard work you put them all season and then the other guy that's come and in. Not within the same work and try to stick the -- button. And -- you make your job harder. I think that's the frustrating part and now it's you know we have these rules in place for a reason you know we we want. We wanted to players wanted to clean the game up and they want it to be fair for everybody. I think the only problem John last Jon Lester has there's that we've heard that before. We heard it during the height of the steroid here I mean we've always heard at odds blood sweat and tears right up to the point where somebody actually gets busted with something right up until -- test positive or get caught buying something from I Genesis type -- So those are all I mean it's good for him to see those things and he probably means them. But we've heard all that before 617779793. -- wanna get some of your reaction plus more thoughts on whether or not this is a dynastic a year for the for the -- for the Boston Red Sox it's alcohol here WB.
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