David Ortiz yesterday said the talented right-hander should avoid using Kevin Youkilis' head as a bull's-eye.
"None of that, man -- just play the game the way it's supposed to be, and that's about it," Ortiz said, referring to Chamberlain.
"This is a guy, as good as he is, the next step for him will be to earn respect from everybody in the league. He's not a bad guy, but when things like that happen, people get the wrong idea."
Hmmm. Perhaps Ortiz should have a talk with Josh Beckett about how to play the game the right way. If you'll remember, last week Beckett celebrated Easter Sunday last week by:
1) Taking forever in a Red Sox-Angels game to throw a pitch,
2) Getting irritated when Bobby Abreu called for time,
3) Throwing the ball inches above Abreu's head,
4) Storming off the mound and walking towards home plate to argue when the usually unflappable Abreu took offense,
5) Getting to stay in the game despite all this, when Angels who argued with him were thrown out,
6) Griping that anybody would read anything untoward into what he did,
7) Suggesting the Angels' angry reaction had to do with the death of Nick Adenhart,
8) Complaining over getting disciplined at all, even when his six-game suspension was reduced to five games.
Then again, I'm quite sure that Big Papi has had a stern talk with the Big Twit - Beckett - about just playing the game ''the way it's supposed to be," right? After all, "when things like that happen," like at that Easter Sunday game, "people get the wrong idea."
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