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Frustrated Ortiz not sure when he'll play again

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08:09 AM ET 03.08 | Generally, optimism reigns during Spring Training, but not these days in Fort Myers for David Ortiz. [Ortiz] looked and sounded down [Thursday] about lingering soreness and discomfort that has now spread to both lower legs. After taking batting practice at JetBlue Park, Ortiz spoke about his condition, conceding there was no way he could play a game now. "This (expletive) has been driving me crazy," said Ortiz. ... He seems resigned to having to do more waiting. "I've got no choice. It's not like I can change based on what they say," said Ortiz. "It's an injury. I'm not a doctor, thank God. Just keep on talking to people that have had that injury before and they say the same thing. It takes a while. That's about it."

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March 8, 2013  08:16 AM ET

Need The Money, Bro?

March 8, 2013  08:40 AM ET

You can't rush those kinds of injuries, especially at his age. He'll get there. Prolly the media asking every day if it's better will drive a guy nuts too. In which case we give the big man permission to go Hal McRae on them.

March 8, 2013  08:42 AM ET

He's done.

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March 8, 2013  09:04 AM ET
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"It's an injury. I'm not a doctor, thank God"what the hell does that mean?

Where David comes from, being a doctor is considered a lowly profession, a trade of filth.

March 8, 2013  09:06 AM ET
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GIVEN HALF A CHANCE, I WILL RIP YOU OFF LONG-TIME!!!

We aren't that stupid.

March 8, 2013  09:07 AM ET
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We aren't that stupid.

That cannot be said for all on here.

March 8, 2013  09:07 AM ET

Morning Kitty.

March 8, 2013  09:09 AM ET
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That cannot be said for all on here.

True. But we won't name names.

Good morning clem!

March 8, 2013  09:11 AM ET
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True. But we won't name names.Good morning clem!

Of course we won't. that would be cruel.

March 8, 2013  09:11 AM ET

How much snow did you get?

March 8, 2013  09:12 AM ET
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True. But we won't name names.Good morning clem!

Glad to see you made it in safely.

March 8, 2013  09:18 AM ET
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"It's an injury. I'm not a doctor, thank God"what the hell does that mean?

Mal practice issues would eat up all the profits. Give him credit, he knows his limits, and playing defense or practicing medicine are two of them.

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March 8, 2013  09:29 AM ET
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How much snow did you get?

Probably 6". You?

March 8, 2013  09:30 AM ET
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Glad to see you made it in safely.

We get to work at 7:30. They curtailed ops at 7:42. So, I'm at work. I had no trouble getting here because I know how to drive in it, but a lot of people were off the road.

March 8, 2013  09:58 AM ET
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Probably 6". You?

We had 8" on the ground when I left and it was still coming down.

 
March 8, 2013  10:04 AM ET
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We get to work at 7:30. They curtailed ops at 7:42. So, I'm at work. I had no trouble getting here because I know how to drive in it, but a lot of people were off the road.

two things:
1) Those of us who live in New England live in a place where it **** has a real winter and sometimes it gets snowy and icy. How can you not know how to drive it?
2) For all those with SUVs and four wheel drive vehicles. Yeah you can go fast in the snow but guess what ya gotta stop sooner or later or at least sometimes apply the brakes going around a curve. Four wheel drive means bupkus in snow and ice then.

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