Rays pitcher David Price on David Ortiz: 'We don't have anything to talk about'

May 31, 2014 - 4:13 pm
David Ortiz never charged Rays left-hander David Price after the Tampa Bay ace drilled him on Friday night, but the Red Sox slugger pulled no punches in ripping Price and saying he'd lost all respect for him for the pitcher drummed him in the back in his first at-bat of Friday's game. When asked about the remarks by reporters prior to Saturday's game, Price suggested that he wasn't wounded by them. "For as many people as I quote unquote lost respect for, I gained respect from a lot more people," Price told reporters. "And I know that's a fact." Price did, however, take issue with Ortiz suggesting that getting hit with a pitch represented an act of "war." "He was mad, I get it," Price told reporters. "You say stupid stuff when you're mad. Been there. I'm sure he probably wishes he didn'€™t say some of the things he said. You can't relate the game we play to a war. Kellen Winslow got a lot of crap for saying he was a soldier. No, you're not a soldier. This is not war. We have troops fighting for us that are in a war. It's not a good comparison." Price shrugged off the possibility of having an air-clearing summit with Ortiz. "We don't have anything to talk about," he told reporters.