From the Sox side
I blogged earlier about the Orioles’ reaction to an ugly series sweep by Boston, which included eight ejections stemming from Friday’s on-field fight between David Ortiz and Kevin Gregg.
Here’s some reax from the Red Sox side…
[on the pitch Michael Gonzalez threw behind him]
“I was surprised absolutely. Especially after you have a few warnings, situations happen I guess people make their own decisions so whatever.”
[on Gregg talking about the Red Sox payroll Friday night]
“Well all I can say about that is that’s why everybody has history. This is part of the game, there are going to be good things there are going to be bad things. There are superstars that make a lot of money/”
[is Gregg jealous?]
“I don’t think he’s jealous. I think it’s just the moment. That’s why I didn’t want to talk to you guys the first night [on Friday] because I didn’t want to say anything stupid. Everybody’s fired up and when you’re fired up your reaction is pretty much not the right one. I think it was all the momentum and that’s what got into him. And I’m pretty sure he would love to play for a team like this.”
[on other teams jealous of Sox payroll]
“We have some youth, too. So people can literally kiss my rear end.”
[On the Ortiz ball]
“It looked a little — it makes you think. The ball was three feet behind him. That’s where somebody gets hurt. That’s the point where somebody can really get hurt if you do something like that.”
The Orioles host the Red Sox next week in a second-half series that should be interesting to say the least..