I'm really tired of David Ortiz and the insane amount of special treatment he gets. I've recently ranted about how his royal fatness is allowed to use steroids with impunity, allowed to chastise anyone who mentions that he has been caught using steroids red handed, allowed to use the F word in front of sell out crowds while televised without repercussions, is allowed to instigate brawls on the field multiple times per season without any repercussions, can destroy public property and endanger the lives of others while smashing things to pieces with a bat in roid rage temper tantrums, is allowed to argue balls and strikes without ejection (supposed to be automatic), but now there is a new one...
Now David Ortiz doesn't even have to bat.
Meathead actually steps out of the box and heads to first base on ball four of an intentional walk BEFORE THE PITCH IS THROWN. And he's given the base!!! The video clearly shows his foot is out of the batter's box before the pitch. Since no official time out was requested, he left the box during play. By rule, that is an automatic out.
But not for Ortiz. For him there are different rules, as I established above.
Even if it's not against the rules to do this (it is) it's still just a pompous d--k move. That's all he is anymore is an arrogant jerk. I swear he does stuff like this just to see how far he can go before Major League Baseball will say anything to him about it.
What is so special about this guy that the league protects him so much?
He's not even a baseball player. He's just a hitter. He wasn't even good in the field, even playing the easiest position in sports. Now he can't even play that position at all and only bats. And he's a known cheater at that!
So what is the appeal to this guy that makes him a made man?