(NEW YORK) — Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is having one of the best seasons of his career, but he isn’t having much fun doing it.
Ortiz is once again one of the best sluggers in the American League and the team is second in the Majors in runs scored, but they are in fourth place in the division along with reports of discontent in the organization.
“Not really. Too much s***, man,” Ortiz told CSNNE.com when asked if he was having fun this season. “People need to leave us alone and let us play baseball. It’s starting to become the s*** hole it used to be. Playing here used to be so much fun. Now, every day is something new, not related to baseball. People need to leave us alone. Every day is something new, some more drama, some more s***. I’m tired of that, man. I’m here to play baseball, man.”
The 36-year-old hitter has been on both of the Red Sox World Series teams during their recent run of success. This year he’s hitting .310 with 18 home runs and 49 runs batted in.
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John Newsome and Anne Woolsey, CNN