David Ortiz gets his scoring change, apologizes for actions

Rob Bradford
June 23, 2014 - 4:58 pm
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SEATTLE -- The scoring decision was changed, and so was David Ortiz'€™s tone. Major League Baseball announced official scorer Bob Ellis has made a scoring change on the decision that originally give Twins first baseman Joe Mauer an error on Ortiz'€™s line drive in the seventh inning of the June 18 game at Fenway Park. The play is now ruled a hit, raising the designated hitter'€™s batting average from .248 to .252. Prior to the Red Sox'€™ series-opener against the Mariners, Ortiz offered his apologies regarding how he handled the situation, having exhibited his displeasure both on and off the field. "I apologize for the incident," he said. "The frustration coming out the other day, I mean, this year has already been very frustrating. Sorry, but my career has been based on results, and when you don't see it it's not like they give you a free pass. When I'm not hitting all people talk about is why he'€™s not hitting. So when you think you've got something and that situation happens, you get frustrated. But it's not like you have anything personal with anybody. "MLB is what we are. Joe Torre and everybody, the scorekeeper and everybody, I feel like I owe them an apology because of the way things come up. It shouldn't be like that. On the other hand, hopefully things get better." Ortiz said he hasn't talked to any of the particulars involved in the incident, including Ellis or Torre, who criticized the DH for his actions and comments after the game. "I'm just saying this because I think I over -- like I said, it was very frustrating," he said. "But it's not like you want things to come out that way."

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