THEY SAID IT
“Everybody’s time is up at some point. I don’t think that’s my problem, though.”
— DAVID ORTIZ, Boston Red Sox designated hitter. Ortiz, 39, hit a home run Saturday but entered play with a batting average of .225 overall, .114 against left-handed pitching, and a -0.2 WAR (wins above replacement), one of the six lowest WAR figures among American League regulars. “I just don’t like giving freebies. Iwant someone to beat me.”
— KEN GILES, Philadelphia Phillies pitcher, to the Philadelphia Daily News, explaining a dugout incident on Friday captured on television. The Phillies ordered him to walk Pedro Alvarez of the Pittsburgh Pirates. After the inning, Giles returned to the dugout and got into a shouting match with pitching coach Bob McClure, so heated that the Phillies’ broadcasters said Giles and McClure had to be separated by Cole Hamels. “Whatwas so funny about the list is: Iwas like, ‘Guys, all these things have been out for, like, six years. How do you not have any of this stuff?’ ”
— BRANDON MOSS, Cleveland Indians outfielder, on the ransom note delivered by Indians relievers, asking for Apple products in exchange for the ball Moss hit for his 100th career home run, which landed in the Cleveland bullpen. Apple agreed to honor the demands, which included four iPads, three Apple watches, and an iPhone.