Youk: Lay off Papi
Clearly, Red Sox players are getting tired of talking about the ongoing power outage of David Ortiz. In other words, they can only imagine how tired Ortiz is of talking about it.
What will it take for Ortiz to bust out?
“Well, I think if everyone would stop asking questions about David Ortiz and left him alone, maybe he’d start hitting a little more,” Youkilis said. “If everyone just leaves him alone. Maybe talk about the weather outside or something. Maybe get off baseball convo and talk about something else, maybe that will help him out.”
“I don’t know. It would bother me if everyone was talking negatively about me every day. As baseball players and athletes, there’s nothing more frustrating than when you’re going through a slump. You’ve got to deal with it yourself. Then you have added pressures on you and people talking around time. David Ortiz wants to get out of the slump as much as you guys want him to get out of the slump and as much as the fans do. I think there’s a lot of added pressures there all around.”