David Ortiz burst into the middle of Sox manager Terry Francona’s
press conference in the media room upstairs from the Sox clubhouse, and was
running hot about something.
Ortiz said “I’m [bleeping] pissed. We need to have a talk . . . you and me”
before the manager and designated hitter agreed to talk about things at a more
Then Ortiz gave away exactly what was bothering him when he muttered
“[Bleepin’] scorekeeper always [bleepin’] [bleep] up” while exiting the room.
Ortiz was most certainly upset about a change made by official scorer
Chaz Scoggins in Wednesday night’s game that turned his first inning two-run
single into a one-run single with an error on the left fielder allowing the
second run to score. That means an RBI was taken away from Ortiz midway through
the game, and he was upset enough about it to bust up Francona’s daily pregame
meeting with the press with a few choice words.
When approached later in the clubhouse, Ortiz declined comment on the incident except to say it was "between me and Tito."