Ortiz's anger with the media misplaced

Papi plunking had nothing to do with reporters; it was retaliation, plain and simple

Updated: June 10, 2011, 6:53 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

I'm inclined to give David Ortiz the benefit of the doubt for things said after 2 a.m., an hour in which conversation as a rule tends to veer toward the impolitic, ill-mannered and intemperate. By that time, Ortiz had been at Yankee Stadium for the better part of 10 hours, had endured an interminable rain delay and had the makings of a baseball-sized black and blue mark on his right thigh, courtesy of a fastball from Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia.

Ortiz also knew ...

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