I'm wondering if he's going to catch any heat for it other than, "Now tsk, tsk, David. You know you said a bad word..."
I'm cool with it, but it did go out live over NESN, so I can see a few people getting themselves in a twist...
This is hour fokin city.
Have a seat and sit the next few innings out will you. I love his passion, and its funny as hell, but maybe a tad bit inappropriate...
Terrorist attack. He said the word "Fuck", if you have a kid old enough to watch and understand baseball, I can guarantee that the kid has heard the word before. This shouldn't be a big deal.
But at the same time he could have used better judgement and words. Especially with kids in the audience. Listen Nobody hates these acts of cowardness more than me, being one that has been bunkered down as mortars explode around me in Iraq (and im currently deployed). I was just saying...
Thank you for your service.
I saw that clip with my 5 and 7 year old nieces and it made me a bit uncomfortable. Call me old fashioned.
I thought it was pretty cool, no issue in my book.
I thought it was fucking great.
The FCC says they're cool with it.
I was watching ESPN when they cut into the whole ceremony, and I thought it was all done really well. Really touching throughout, all the way to the 3 first pitches. Then Big Papi's little speech...incredible. Gave me goosebumps. It's something noone there will ever forget and I'm sure people from Boston will say it with pride from now on. Only he coulda done it so well tho!
With that payroll and roster, I expect Houston to get trucked quite a few times this season. Baseball is in bad need of a salary cap and floor.
Please no salary cap! The reason i love baseball is because there is no salary cap. Contrary to popular belief it actually hurts smaller market teams. And it would hurt detroit a lot also, which is why I would really hate a cap.
How does a salary cap hurt small-market teams? In the NFL they seem to be thriving.
Best use of the F-bomb I have heard in a long time. Go Big Papi!!
Too bad "Sweet Caroline" wasn't as empassioned.
Yeah, everyone on Twitter drank the koolaid, but if you're going to bring in Neil Diamond to sing the song live, couldn't you go to the trouble of getting an instrumental MP3 of the song so he's not singing over his own voice?
I was thinking the same exact thing. It seemed really off with him singing over the top of his recorded voice. It would have taken 5 minutes to buy an instrumental version of the track.
At first I thought the game announcer was singing over him and I was so embarrassed for him I thought about changing the channel. Then I realized what was going on and I changed the channel because it just ruined the moment for me. Makes no sense.
My 4 year old said fuck the other day... She used it in the correct context ("This fucking zipper doesn't work") so I pretended I didn't hear it and went on as if it was never said.
I think that even if one doesn't like the use of the word, this may be a situation where you just ignore the otherwise unacceptable use of language and move on
I haven't heard anything real foul yet, but having a 3 year old whose mouth never ceases to amaze me, this made me literally laugh out loud.
I work at an elementary school and some of the things I've heard kids say are ridiculous. One kindergartener raised his hand, pointed at another student and said "he said I should suck dick!" Another 1st grader was asked to take his hand out of the front of his pants and responded with "I'm not done yet." So if your kid is dropping the f bomb, be thankful.
But the exact same thing.....
I remember the first time I used the word. I was 5ish at the time, and we were living outside Ft. Sill, where my dad was doing some telemetry installation. He had a few of the cannon cockers over for cards on a regular basis. I think I was listening more closely than they realized. This was also when I learned how unfair life was - "well they said it" didn't quite cut the mustard with my mom.
I was pretty young. My dad was changing a tire on the side of the road, and I was responsible for holding the bolts. But I dropped them. For a brief moment, I saw all the bolts silhouetted against the lights of traffic and then they were gone. Ohhh fudge. Only I diidn't say fudge. I said "THE word." The big one. The Queen-Mother of Dirty Words. The "F-dash-dash-dash" word!
Might violate no politics/religion policy, but There's a tactic that Christian preacher Tony Camplo uses when he speaks.: "I have three things I'd like to say today. First, while you were sleeping last night, 30,000 kids died of starvation or diseases related to malnutrition. Second, most of you don't give a shit. What's worse is that you're more upset with the fact that I said shit than the fact that 30,000 kids died last night." If you are more focused on the fact that Ortiz said fuckin, you are missing the big picture.
wow. Tony Campolo. Worked with him 20 years ago. Good story... it must be less than 20 years old.
any inference on the part of the listeners is their own profane minds at work.
I live in Boston and I think what he said was just great and should be praised. Think about it "this is our FUCKING city and NO one is going to dictate our freedum!" I think that is one of the best things I have ever heard.
This whole week showed what America is made of these pieces of shit can think they can change us and hurt our lifes but all they do us make us stronger. Just look at the people of Boston who were willing to give thier houses to complete strangers, look at the 1st responders and those running TOWARDS the explosians to save lifes. It is those people that makes me happy that I served my country in the Navy. We will never forget the victoms of this horrible act but we will also remember those who saved many lifes and eventually found those guilty.
One thing this week did was make me even more proud to be an American.
Think that sounds great, but someone's eight year old was killed, it is a big deal and had an impact....
Who freaks out about him saying Fuck given the context should relax a bit. I'm not advocating live mics at all sporting events, but hopefully people have enough common sense to survive the horrors of a curse word.
In my mind, the word exists in the English language for exactly such an occasion. To not have used it would have ben the real crime.
This speech reminds me of the 30 for 30 "Four Days in October" about the 2004 ALCS against the MFY. There was a bit of recorded conversation between Papi and a reporter before game 4 with the Sox down 3 games to 0, where Papi says "Man, you ride or you die. You ride or you die."
I guess it all depends on how you were raised. Regardless of age, some people are brought up to think that word holds some signifigant meaning. Have you actually read some of the things kids are saying now a days and know the actual meaning, the F-BOMB is pretty tame considering. So unless you plan on locking children up thier entire lives, they are going to hear that word.