Boston slugger David Ortiz thinks some of the folks in Tampa Bay are too sensitive.
Take a look at the video above and see if you agree.
That three-run home run by Ortiz came off of Rays pitcher Chris Archer in the third inning on Sunday. Big Papi punctuated what ended up being the game-winning blast with a mighty flip of the bat and a slow trot around the bases.
Some of the Rays took offense to Ortiz's actions.
“He played it up pretty good,” Rays Manager Joe Maddon said of Ortiz. “He's an iconic figure in that city, and I've always thought of him a very classy person. The man has meant so much for the game and also back in his country. There's those moments that occur like that. I'm not saying that my respect diminished, it's just something that makes you think a little bit more.”
Ortiz said after the game: “I tell you, man, maybe they get too sensitive about things. Just leave it like that.”
Of course, there's some history. Rays pitcher David Price thought Ortiz spent too much time admiring one of his home runs off of him during the postseason last year and commented that the Red Sox designated hitter thinks he's bigger than the game.
Price plunked Ortiz during a game back in May, but everything was peaceful between the two when Price pitched against Boston on Friday.
But now there's tension with another Rays pitcher.
"I don't know what makes him think that he can showboat the way he does, and then nobody retaliates,” said Archer, who did not retaliate when he faced Ortiz again in the fifth inning.
“I don't know why he feels like that. But obviously he feels the way David said he does, he feels like he's bigger than the game. He feels like the show is all about him.”
Ortiz said of Archer: "He's not the right guy to be saying that, I don't think. He's got two days in the league.”
Archer made his major league debut in 2012 and has started 48 games (16 wins, 16 losses).
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