David Ortiz, Alex Rodriguez prove Red Sox-Yankees rivalry still alive in hilarious clips
Nothing says ‘postseason baseball’ like David Ortiz tormenting the New York Yankees.
As they deserve.
Even though the Boston Red Sox aren’t in the playoffs this year, their newest Hall of Famer is representing his franchise well by bugging Alex Rodriguez during FOX Sports’ postseason studio segments.
After Ortiz mocked A-Rod’s playoff predictions, A-Rod got his revenge by putting a Yankees batting helmet on Papi’s head. Shockingly, it didn’t cause the Hall of Famer to burst into flames.
Whether it was planned or not, it was a great callback to an iconic SportsCenter commercial Ortiz did with Jorge Posada.
David Ortiz smashes Alex Rodriguez toy during MLB postseason broadcast
Then, when the FOX Sports crew played “Guess How Much?,” took things to a new level, smashing an overpriced A-Rod toy under his feet like the groom at a Jewish wedding.
Sadly, Ortiz and A-Rod are buddies in real life, which somewhat tarnishes the game’s greatest rivalry.
The Rivalry hasn’t been in full force since 2004, though. That’s what happens when David finally upends Goliath. But Ortiz also compared the San Diego Padres-Los Angeles Dodgers rivalry to the storied east coast rivalry, saying that the Dodgers are the Padres’ “daddies.”
Maybe the underdog Padres will overcome their own behemoth this year. They took a 2-1 lead in the NLDS on Friday night.