Thursday, April 23, 2009

Ortiz Tells Joba Don't Throw At Us

From Mike Puma:
If young Joba Chamberlain misbehaves tomorrow night, he might face a spanking from someone else's Papi.

With Chamberlain scheduled to start for the Yankees in the opener of a three-game series against the Red Sox, David Ortiz yesterday said the talented right-hander should avoid using Kevin Youkilis' head as a bull's-eye.

"None of that, man -- just play the game the way it's supposed to be, and that's about it," Ortiz said, referring to Chamberlain.

"This is a guy, as good as he is, the next step for him will be to earn respect from everybody in the league. He's not a bad guy, but when things like that happen, people get the wrong idea."

What kind of crap is this? For years everyone on that staff, especially Pedro Martinez, made a habit of throwing at Jeter or any other Yankee that decided to stand a little too close to the plate. Now that they're finally getting a taste of their own medicine it has to stop? No way.

And no, Joba doesn't need the respect of anyone besides his own teammates. There respect is the only respect that matters.

A pitcher cannot allow any opposing player to influence the way they pitch with empty words the day prior to the start of a series. If I'm Joba, my first pitch to Oritz is a brushback pitch.

41 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Get em' Joba!

Anonymous said...

knock them on their ends...

Anonymous said...

Big Papi has a Small Peepee

Robert said...

Who the hell does Ortiz think he is?

Greg Cohen said...

I can't figure that out either. Who the hell is he to tell another team's pitcher how to pitch?

Dan LaTorraca said...

"What kind of crap is this? For years everyone on that staff, especially Pedro Martinez, made a habit of throwing at Jeter or any other Yankee that decided to stand a little too close to the plate."

You could not be more right Greg. Nicely put.

Anonymous said...

maybe papi wants to be the one to get hit...he can't get on base any other way...

Greg Cohen said...

hahahahaha, good one.

Anonymous said...

Not surprising more whining and complaing coming from Boston

Anonymous said...

It's funny how afraid their players are.

NYSJ said...

Apparently you're only allowed to throw at a batter if he's granted timeout.

Simple solution for Joba:

1) Hold the ball on the mound for 20 seconds

2) Wait for Ortiz to call timeout.

3) Drill him in the skull.

Problem solved.

yankeefan91 arod fan said...

Didnt joba and Ortiz were doin a interview a couple of months ago and they look like they was geting along preety good and now ortiz decides to pop dis bullshyt.

Anonymous said...

I think there a bigger issue here and I don't blame Ortiz in a way (not that I would prohibit Joba to throw to him, heck, if you need to brush back, then do it).

My point is, there is a downside to free agency and that's this, guys know each other more now. you may have very good buddies in other teams and it doesn't matter what team it is. Guys now get along just fine. back when they used to spend most of their careers on the same team, you had a better chance for deep rooted hatred towards another team. Ortiz is very good friend with alot of Yankees including Jeter, Arod and so on.

Mike B. said...

Wow! Just when I needed to get pissed off at something other than poorly-written student papers, I've been given a gift!

I try to refrain from foul language here in the forum, so please excuse me if I get carried away.

F#$k that fat, ugly, smelly-looking, Ortiz piece of garbage.

Go Joba!

Mike
Feeling MUCH Better Now

Will said...

Of course you realize, this means War!

God bless Ortiz. A good enemy is an enemy you can hate. And RedSox fans will secretly thank Joba when he puts the first pitch in Ortiz thick skull.

Mike B. said...

Will,

"But war will mean an increase in our taxes!"

Mike

-ed said...

Give Papi a little credit, sounds like he was pressed for a comment by the media. Since it starts "None of that man"

A pitcher can send a message and brush a hitter back without aiming above the shoulders. We wouldn't want any of our players drilled in the head.

That being said, Papi is probably looking to anchor in and improve his laughable .322 slugging percentage.

Anonymous said...

This fat sack of garbage needs to shut his mouth, hope he gets drilled. He sucks now that he's off the juice. Fatty

Maven said...

Totally agree!

I bet even if one of Joba's pitches goes too high over the plate but no where near a head, their batters will bitch (similar to Clemens/Ramirez back in 2002 playoffs).

Capone said...

Ortiz - The Juice - Manny = Nothing

crossfire said...

Maybe Ortiz should have told that piece of crap loser teammate Pedro not to throw at our guys and then maybe we would respect his opinion on the matter.

I personally think the Yanks should have been putting Manny and Ortiz on their asses in retaliation. They were too comfortable in the box.

Will said...

We should go raid a redsox blog

Greg Cohen said...

Hahahahaha

Anonymous said...

Too bad Joba only throw 91 now.

SteveB said...

Big Papi surprised me with that comment. So I guess you can only throw inside if your name is Pedro or Josh, but not if it's Joba.

The Yankees have needed to throw inside to Ortiz for a long time now, and only FINALLY started doing it since Girardi became the manager. I don't believe in head-hunting, but I do believe in throwing inside. Joba shouldn't throw AT Youkilis, but SHOULD throw inside. Ortiz' comments should be disregarded. Tell you what though-- he misses Manny batting behind him a whole lot.

If Joba hits someone Friday, does that mean Beckett, fresh off his suspension, will tempt fate by hitting someone? Hmmm....

JMiller11 said...

This is all just knee-jerk stuff. To hype up the series for the weekend. You need to know how the question was posed, if he's asked about what he thinks about Joba throwing at Youkilis's head 4 times last year then his answer was fine.

I'm more worried about Joba actually becoming a good starter rather than what David Ortiz is saying about beanballs, post something about that instead.

Will said...

Youkilis' head is magnetic to baseballs. That's not Joba's fault, that's just science.

Anonymous said...

Joba and AJ have balls !

Greg Cohen said...

One thing I will say is that I'm glad he said what he said simply because it makes the rivalry a little more interesting.

That said, I still hope Joba puts him on the ground.

Greg Cohen said...

JMiller,

As for Joba being a good starter, I'm not too worried about that.

Anonymous said...

Did anyone just see what Heyman said on Jim Rome?

He was talking about Joba "showing hitters up". Like, are you fucking serious? It's like he's never seen Papelbon or K-Rod pitch. Joba hasn't done his fist pump since he was a reliever at the very beginning of his career.

Why does it seem that the media absolutely hates Joba? Like every thing he does is wrong or something.

Everytime I hear an "expert" talk about his pen/rotation situation, they call him a "mediocre" starter. Seriously?

Pisses me off so much, lol.

-Nyyfn

Anonymous said...

lol does ortiz think joba will actually be afraid of him or any of those posers over there? i mean come on he has already hit youk in the head and that pansy has done nothing but bark and then strike out. If they think they are going to intemediate guys like Joba and Burnett they are really losing it.

Greg Cohen said...

Did Heyman really say that? I really thought he was better than that.

Anonymous said...

Heyman is a clown Ortiz himself shows pitchers up.

Anonymous said...

Heyman doesn't like Joba. He said Joba on wfan a while back that he is too cocky and has alot of growing up to do.

Its funny because people like Kim Jones Pete Abraham and other writers all say what a nick guy Joba is.

Heyman is a loser who schills for Boras and anyone who leaks information.

anonyMOOSE said...

The first pitch to Ortiz should sail over his head to the backstop.

SteveB said...

No anonyMOOSE, the umps will be watching for that. Just pitch him inside, inside, inside. It will make Ortiz uncomfortable.

Vinsanity13 said...

I think Papi is doing his part. Meaning he tries to put the pressure on Joba to throw around the plate.

Unfortunately, Joba is not dumb enough to throw some cookies just because Ortiz said inside pitches would bring him disrespect from the AL.

Throw inside, keep them honest. Beckett threw to Abreu's head and I don't think Ortiz disrespects him since.

Joba throws at anybody he wants. Period.

Go Bombers.

crossfire said...

"Youkilis' head is magnetic to baseballs. That's not Joba's fault, that's just science."

It's early but that may end up being the funniest damn thing I read all day!

Mike B. said...

Of course Joba's afraid of Ortiz, as almost any human being would be. Why? Because Ortiz is such an ugly creature, that's why. Such ugliness is frightening, solely because it is eternal ugliness. He makes manatees look ok....

Mike

PS Or should we just create a nickname for Ugli Papi--"The Manatee"?

Jim Harrer said...

If I'm Joba my first pitch to Ortiz would be some sweet chin music. And then every pitch after that would be in and up and in. Quit flappin' your gums Ortiz and just play baseball.