Wednesday night the Boston Red Sox defeated the Cleveland Indians by a score of 4-3, thanks in part to David Ortiz’s two-run single in the first. Scratch that—it was an RBI single by Big Papi, and a run scoring error by Austin Kearns.
The scorer had initially given Ortiz two RBI on the play, but went back and changed it to the aforementioned RBI and error, after official scorer Chazz Scoggins determined that Kevin Youkilis scored after Kearns had bobbled the ball, thus the run on the Indians outfielder’s fielding error.
This did not sit well with Big Papi, and he made sure everyone knew about it, going so far as to interrupt Terry Francona’s post-game presser to discuss the matter of his lost RBI.
And lucky for us, there’s video of a pissed off Papi following the jump…
From what I’ve read, it sounds like Ortiz got jobbed on the play. That being said, his team came away with the win, scorekeepers are human beings, and in the grand scheme of things, losing out on one RBI shouldn’t be such a big deal. Except to David Ortiz I guess, who cherishes his RBIs like they’re his children.
Priorities Big Papi…priorities.