Yesterday afternoon, it was reported that Red Sox player and longtime thorn in Yankee fans’ sides David Ortiz would be retiring after the 2016 season. (Ortiz himself confirmed the news about 40 minutes ago on Twitter.)
And as the news spread, I watched as people bent over backwards to compliment him on his career. Fine, whatever. He’s a good player. But what I also saw was a few people dramatically proclaiming that they couldn’t understand how anyone could possibly hate Big Papi.
Oh really? I don’t know about you guys, but it is extremely easy for me to intensely dislike David Ortiz and everything about him.
- I don’t think he’s lovable.
- I don’t think he’s jolly.
- I don’t get a kick out of his obnoxious poses after he hits home runs (when he hits them against my team).
- I don’t think it’s amusing when he destroys dugout phones or throws entire bat racks at umpires after he strikes out.