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07:19 AM ET 10.07 | David Price had some fences to mend on Sunday -- off the field with television analysts and on it with David Ortiz. Upset with Oritz staring long and hard at the eighth-inning home run he hit in the Red Sox' 7-4 Game 2 win over the Rays, Price said, "He steps in the bucket and hits a homer, and he stares at it to see if it's fair or foul, I'm sure that's what he would say. But as soon as he hit it and I saw it I knew it was fair. Run." But after the Sox off-day workout at Tropicana Field on Sunday, Ortiz said the two had a chance to clear the air. "It's over," Ortiz said. "We straightened things out. I have a lot of respect for David and he has the same for me. I'm not going to make a big deal out of this. I understand his frustration. ... Sometimes things get out of hand."

The Boston Globe

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October 7, 2013  07:28 AM ET

Price - a fiery competitor - spouts after a crappy game. Let ALL players vent some..... their human....and yes - even if it's someone on a team I hate...... - except A-Fraud-ORoid......

October 7, 2013  07:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Price - a fiery competitor - spouts after a crappy game. Let ALL players vent some..... their human....and yes - even if it's someone on a team I hate...... - except A-Fraud-ORoid......

C'mon Lou. You know you love him.

October 7, 2013  07:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Price - a fiery competitor - spouts after a crappy game. Let ALL players vent some..... their human....and yes - even if it's someone on a team I hate...... - except A-Fraud-ORoid......

Price was out of line on this one. Should have just kept his mouth shut, and take it like a man.

October 7, 2013  07:49 AM ET
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Price was out of line on this one. Should have just kept his mouth shut, and take it like a man.

I think a LOT of baseball players are "too sensitive"...... And it has infected ALL the clubs in MLB.... But at the same time - they are not robots, and should be allowed at least a little lee-way up to right after the game......

October 7, 2013  08:08 AM ET

Price hasn't been impressive as a starter in the postseason...he actually pitched out of the pen in '08, which I had completely forgotten about.
He also a rough '13 with some injuries and good but not great results...he has become an incredible control pitcher with only 27 walks in 27 starts. But, Price needs to be putting up big numbers to get his huge contract, and he's probably frustrated that it hasn't been happening.

This guy still reminds me a lot of David Blaine in appearance, remember the street magician?

October 7, 2013  08:18 AM ET

The only difference between the sensitivity of players today and that of yesteryear is Twitter.

October 7, 2013  08:22 AM ET
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The only difference between the sensitivity of players today and that of yesteryear is Twitter.

And - that is HUGE...... instant dissemination of feelings....

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October 7, 2013  08:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

This avatar makes me feel cheap, and I get the sense that nobody likes me.

I like you...... you're man enough to man up as necessary....

October 7, 2013  08:55 AM ET
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This avatar makes me feel cheap, and I get the sense that nobody likes me.

Of course - at the moment - I'm beginning to feel that the Indians might have given the Sox a better first two games.....

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October 7, 2013  09:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

This avatar makes me feel cheap, and I get the sense that nobody likes me.

Hi Lou!

October 7, 2013  09:33 AM ET
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That Wild Card game was crazy. I was there and was lucky enough to have amazing seats. The Indians were the ninth team in postseason history to record 9 hits without scoring a run.That's what's tough. It's not as if Cobb shut them down - they just couldn't buy a thrill.It was awesome to be a part of that, though. The crowd was about as fired up as any I'd seen at The Jake. Hopefully the Rays can still make a series out of this.

I really like that Cleveland and Pittsburgh got/are getting some playoff action this season, I have a fondness for the Rust Belt as a native.

October 7, 2013  09:33 AM ET
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That Wild Card game was crazy. I was there and was lucky enough to have amazing seats. The Indians were the ninth team in postseason history to record 9 hits without scoring a run.That's what's tough. It's not as if Cobb shut them down - they just couldn't buy a thrill.It was awesome to be a part of that, though. The crowd was about as fired up as any I'd seen at The Jake. Hopefully the Rays can still make a series out of this.

Hopefully not.

October 7, 2013  09:35 AM ET
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That Wild Card game was crazy. I was there and was lucky enough to have amazing seats. The Indians were the ninth team in postseason history to record 9 hits without scoring a run.That's what's tough. It's not as if Cobb shut them down - they just couldn't buy a thrill.It was awesome to be a part of that, though. The crowd was about as fired up as any I'd seen at The Jake. Hopefully the Rays can still make a series out of this.

That bases loaded DP was a killer, I think that changed the complexion of the game.

October 7, 2013  09:36 AM ET
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Gotta hand it to you, Lou. You said you thought the Indians would have to finish the season 8-2 in order to grab a wild card slot. I thought that an 8-2 finish was unrealistic and I also did not believe it would take that to get a wild card. They went 10-0 and needed every one of those wins to take a wild card slot cleanly.Had they gone 8-2, the wild card game would have been between the Rangers and Rays.

They - did what was necessary - and took advantage of their schedule. Kudos to them.

October 7, 2013  09:37 AM ET
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Hopefully not.

All in the eyes of the beholder Clem.... the eyes of the beholder...

October 7, 2013  09:46 AM ET
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This avatar makes me feel cheap, and I get the sense that nobody likes me.

You look good in blue. Too bad the Rays played so poorly this weekend.

 
October 7, 2013  09:48 AM ET
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Price was out of line on this one. Should have just kept his mouth shut, and take it like a man.

Price was frustrated and popped off. But no one runs homers slower than Ortiz. I'm kinda surprised someone hasn't plunked him for it.

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