Not everyone agreed with Ortiz’s take, though — including former Yankees slugger and current ESPN analyst Mark Teixera, who sounded off on Big Papi during Monday’s episode of “Get Up!”
“Players that are clean, whether it was during the steroid era or anybody that wasn’t on the Astros — they want these guys outed. They want the Astros punished,” Teixeira said.
“So, for David Ortiz or Pedro Martinez or anybody – interesting that it’s two Boston players and Boston is actually a part of this investigation, as well – so I think there’s some meaning behind that it’s two Red Sox players saying it.”
and Martinez are trying to deflect from Major League Baseball’s investigation into the 2018 Red Sox, that the Boston legends don’t have a leg to stand on given their own club’s alleged cheating.” data-reactid=”19″>That’s an eye-opening line from Teixeira, who seems to be implying that Ortiz and Martinez are trying to deflect from Major League Baseball’s investigation into the 2018 Red Sox, that the Boston legends don’t have a leg to stand on given their own club’s alleged cheating.
Teixeira also wasn’t a fan of Ortiz’s word choice.
“There are very few people out there that really even use the word ‘snitch’ and ‘rat’ anymore, anyway,” Teixeira said. “This isn’t Goodfellas. This is the real world. In the real world, you want bad things brought to light.”
Teixeira wasn’t buying that argument, though, suggesting Fiers would have been powerless to stop the Astros’ sign-stealing operation even if he had spoken up at the time.
“He could’ve said something every single day,” Teixeira said. ” … That’s what all the Astros pitchers are basically saying: ‘Hey, I didn’t like it, but I had no control over it.’ “
Was Mark Teixeira’s call-out of David Ortiz also a shot at Red Sox? originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston” data-reactid=”27″>Was Mark Teixeira’s call-out of David Ortiz also a shot at Red Sox? originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston
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