Jim Palmer: David Ortiz should watch how Adam Jones plays, he 'doesn't show anybody up'

Ryan Hannable
April 24, 2015 - 2:37 pm

If you thought the Jim Palmer-David Ortiz drama of the past week was over, think again. The former Orioles pitcher and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame made a few comments about Ortiz last weekend, and now with the Red Sox being in Baltimore this weekend and Palmer broadcasting the games for MASN, he spoke on the matter again. Speaking with the Baltimore Sun, Palmer didn't regret what he said last weekend when he called Ortiz out for being ejected from last Sunday's game against the Orioles, and thus being suspended for a game. "I can understand that, but on the other hand I am an analyst," Palmer said to the paper. "That'€™s what I was doing. I watch baseball and I looked at it from that angle. To put this to rest, all David Ortiz has to do in this three-game series is watch the way Adam Jones plays the game. If he hits a home run, he puts his head down, runs around the bases, doesn'€™t show anybody up. To me, that'€™s the way you play the game. "He'€™s entitled to do it any way he wants, but when he throws his whole team under the bus, all the fans who came out to Fenway Park, it'€™s kind of like a puppy --€“ unconditional love --€“ but at the end of the day, if the puppy doesn'€™t do the right things, you need to housebreak him." Palmer also reportedly didn't visit the Red Sox clubhouse prior to the game, like he usually does to opposing clubhouses before the game. "It'€™s not about me,'€™'€™ Palmer said. "It'€™s about the Orioles starting to pitch better than they have and play defense and the Red Sox are not hitting with runners in scoring position. Those are the important things. I had an opinion on what David Ortiz does. I'€™m still waiting for somebody from Boston or David to come out and apologize for throwing his team under the bus, because that'€™s what he did that day."