Friday’s Mashup: David Ortiz appears on Get Up!, says ‘we’re about to find out’ if this Red Sox team is as good as past teams

Lucy Burdge
September 28, 2018 - 7:46 am

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MLB: St. Louis at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. (ESPN)
MLB: NY Yankees at Boston, 7:10 p.m. (ESPN, NESN, WEEI-FM 93.7)
MLB: LA Dodgers at San Francisco, 10 p.m. (MLB Network)


-- David Ortiz appeared on Get Up! on Thursday to discuss the importance of the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry and reflected on his the 2004 ALCS, calling it “unforgettable.”

“Those series always got the best out of me,” Ortiz said. “And I’m pretty sure it got the best out of every player. It was like going back and forth every inning, every pitch, every swing. To me, (in) my career, there’s one thing that I always can appreciate was those games against the Yankees.”

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When asked if this current Red Sox team is better than any team he was on, Ortiz said, “We’re about to find out.”

“It’s not about how many games you win during the regular season,” he said. “It’s how you perform during the playoffs.”

-- CC Sabathia was ejected from the Yankees’ game against the Rays on Thursday night and it cost him $500,000.

The pitcher was just shy of making his incentive-based bonus when he was tossed in the middle of a one-hitter after hitting Tampa Bay catcher Jesus Sucre in the leg.

Sabathia needed to make it through the seventh inning in order to get to 155 innings and receive the bonus. He was ejected in the sixth inning of this game.

"I don't really make decisions based on money, I guess," Sabathia said after the game. "Just felt like it was the right thing to do."

"Any time you feel like your player's safety is in jeopardy, all guys take exception to that," he continued.

Home-plate umpire Vic Carapazza had issued warnings to both teams after Rays reliever Andrew Kittredge threw a pitch behind Austin Romine's head.

As Sabathia was walking off the mound following his ejection, he shouted, “That was for you, b----,” at the Rays dugout but it is unclear at whom the message was directed.

"I don't even remember what I said," Sabathia said after the game. "I was just yelling."

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “We understand that can happen anytime, especially in New England.” -- Jets offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates, on the headsets going out in all three of the team’s games so far this season