Now that's sportsmanship.
David Ortiz absolutely demolished a fastball from A.J. Burnett over the right-field wall to give the Red Sox a 3-0 lead after a half inning of play on Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium.
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However, unlike Tuesday night, Ortiz didn’t do any showboating this time, instead dropping his bat and watching his linedrive two-run homer fly over Nick Swisher's head and into the stands. Ortiz drew the ire of the Stadium crowd -- as well as Joe Girardi -- after he spun upon connecting for a two-run shot off Hector Noesi in the fifth inning.
"I didn't really care for it," Girardi said.
Ortiz responded: "It's not my first time. It's not going to be my last time. So, big deal."
Oh, and so much for all that retaliation/retribution stuff. Burnett threw Ortiz a first-pitch backdoor breaking ball.