MLB on Ortiz scoring flap: Respect the process
NEW YORK (AP) -- Major League Baseball executive Joe Torre says he doesn’t agree Red Sox slugger David Ortiz about official scorers.
Ortiz was upset Wednesday when his ball was ruled an error on Minnesota first baseman Joe Mauer instead of a hit. When the inning ended at Fenway Park, Ortiz glared and waved his arms toward official scorer Bob Ellis.
After Boston won, Ortiz suggested that scoring decisions should tilt toward the home team.
Torre, the MLB executive vice president for baseball operations, says not everyone will agree with official scorers.
"But everyone in our game deserves respect. I hope that David will meet that standard going forward, because I don’t share the same views that he expressed," Torre said in a statement.
"Official scorers should never give any benefit of the doubt to the home team," he said.
Players can ask for a review. Last month, Torre reversed a scorer’s ruling and gave Ortiz a single against Texas ace Yu Darvish.
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