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David Ortiz is ready for a war with David Price and the Rays

“It’s a war. It’s on. Next time I see him, he better put his gloves on. I have no respect for him anymore.

“I had a lot of respect for the guy, man. It is over now. I have no more respect for him. Last year, we kicked his butt in the playoffs and he went off talking crap about everyone.

“We go to talk on the phone after we kind of straightened things out. He was upset, and then I let him know how I felt. Later on he called me and apologized because he knew he was wrong. Everything was cool, so the first at-bat of the season against him, he drills me.

“I was surprised. You can’t be acting like a little girl out there. You aren’t going to win all of the time. When you give it up, that is an experience for the next time. If you are going to be acting like a little bitch every time you give it up and put your teammates in jeopardy, that is going to cost you.

“I was going to let him know. I respect everyone in this league and expect the same from everyone. If you are mad because I take you deep twice, let me let you know. I’ve got almost 500 home runs in this league. That’s part of the game, son.”

-Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz has strong words for Rays starter David Price after getting hit in the first inning of Friday night’s game. (via ESPN.com)