David Ortiz on feud between Alex Rodriguez, MLB: 'It's a little crazy'

Rob Bradford
December 13, 2013 - 10:27 am

PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic '€“ After initially saying he wasn'€™t going to talk about the dispute between Alex Rodriguez and Major League Baseball, David Ortiz took the time to address the drama with a small group of reporters at his charity golf tournament. '€œLet me tell you, this is the way I see it: it'€™s a situation all you'€™ve got to do is wait,'€ the Red Sox designated hitter said. '€œIf he gets suspended at some point he will learn his lesson and he will figure he got suspended for a reason. If he doesn'€™t, go back to playing baseball. Go back and give the fans what they want to see, us putting up a show. I know this whole thing has been a little crazy but we have to wait. There'€™s nothing that we can do right now. We'€™re waiting to see how it'€™s going to be. Hopefully he comes out of it. '€œIt'€™s hard for me to judge anyone because I get along with everybody. Whenever somebody makes a mistake I'€™m the kind of person who taps you on your shoulder and tell you, '€˜Don'€™t do that again.'€™ I let God judge people. People make mistakes. I'€™m not saying that'€™s this case, but whenever you make mistakes the best thing to do is let people know you weren'€™t trying to hurt nobody. In case things go south, that'€™s what I'€™m going to be here for, but in the meanwhile everybody needs to wait.'€ Rodriguez, who was scheduled to be in attendance for the three-day charity event, is still waiting to hear if his 211-game suspension will be reduced by MLB. When asked if he was surprised about the contentiousness between Rodriguez and MLB commissioner Bud Selig, Ortiz said, '€œIt'€™s OK. It'€™s a little crazy. In my case, I just stay away, watch the results and hopefully everything goes well and goes back to playing baseball.'€