David Ortiz lashed out at perceived criticism of his leadership ability after a Red Sox win put the team back at .500. Is this just a temporary outburst?
randallroberson: "If you don't feel respected in Boston Big Papi, demand that the front office trade you to Cleveland. We would throw a parade for you down Carnegie Ave. before you played a game."
doorhingedude: "He's making 14.5 million dollars this year, sounds like respect to me."
oconnor2114: "Yanks fan here...I think he is right. Papi and Pedoria have been the glue of this team the past 3 years. You can't count on anyone else consistenly. Not sure what he is trying to do with his comments though. I for one, have a ton of respect for this guy."
edross22: "Ortiz and Dustin are definitively the leaders of this team. So as long as your team sees you as a leader forget about the rest Papi. I really see you as a leader, you are showing it in the field and off the field. "
zimmerolls: "The fans know Ortiz offers huge leadership to the team. He walks the talk. It's the ridiculous media that portrait it as something different and discount it. Ask the fan on the street and they will tell you the leaders on this team are Papi and Pedroia."
rnewmanjr1: "Ortiz does make some good points. But as far as he himself getting respect. That is wrong. He has been put on a pedestal for years for a good reason. His problem is after years of playing in Boston his skin has gotten thinner and he sees everything as an insult"