Orioles Pitcher Kevin Gregg Talks Smack About Boston’s David Ortiz
By now, I’m sure you’ve seen the video of Orioles pitcher Kevin Gregg and Boston’s David Ortiz throwing punches in the Red Sox/Baltimore game on Friday night.
But the aftermath of the event is almost as good as the brawl.
Things got started in the 8th inning of Boston’s 10-3 win over the Orioles. Baltimore relief pitcher Kevin Gregg brushed back David Ortiz a few times on inside pitches. Then Ortiz swung at a 3-0 pitch which he popped up to centerfield.
Gregg then yelled at the Red Sox slugger as he was taking his time getting out of the batter’s box. He basically told him to hustle and run it out to 1st. Big Papi didn’t take too kindly to the suggestion and then charged the mound. Both players threw punches - which didn’t connect. The benches cleared and the usual baseball brawl etiquette of shoving ensued.
Gregg then said it best after the game in a post-game interview. He called out Ortiz for not playing the game the right way – regardless of the score or the records of either team. Even though my Orioles stink, it’s about time someone on the team got mad about it!
Check out the video of Gregg’s interview below.