Joe Torre scolds David Ortiz via statement

Rob Bradford
June 20, 2014 - 2:50 pm
Major League Baseball executive vice president Joe Torre made it perfectly clear how he felt about David Ortiz's very public disagreement with official scorer Bob Ellis' ruling during Wednesday afternoon's game -- he didn't approve. Reacting to Ortiz' in-game gestures, and postgame comments, following Ellis' decision to call an Ortiz' seventh-inning grounder an error, Torre released the following statement: "Official scorers have a job to do, and by their very nature, their decisions don't make everyone happy. But everyone in our game deserves respect. I hope that David will meet that standard going forward, because I don't share the same views that he expressed." Regarding Ortiz' proclamation that scorers should take care of the home team, Torre said, "Official scorers should never give any benefit of the doubt to the home team. We want their best judgment, based on the rules. We have a process to review the decisions that our scorers make. Even when there are inevitable disagreements, we expect everybody to act professionally and respect the game and the integrity of the scorers." To read more about the incident involving Ortiz, click here. To hear Lou Merloni's take on players' view of official scorers, listen to his appearance on 'The Bradfo Show,' by clicking here.