Ortiz fights O’s reliever Gregg
Boston designated hitter David Ortiz and Baltimore reliever
Kevin Gregg have been ejected for fighting in the eighth inning
Neither player connected after a flurry of punches in the second
confrontation between the two in the inning.
Gregg had thrown two pitches inside to Ortiz, who started toward
the mound after the second. Players from both benches and bullpens
trotted onto the field, but nothing developed.
Gregg then got Ortiz to pop out and shouted something to the
Boston slugger, who charged and met Gregg about halfway between the
mound and first base line.
Umpire Mike Estabrook, who had already ejected Gregg, couldn’t
quite reach Ortiz in time to stop him. The benches and bullpens
cleared again and took several minutes to settle down as Boston
fans cheered ”Pa-pi!”
Ortiz and catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia were both ejected for
Boston. Gregg and reliever Jim Johnson were tossed for the