Morning Sports Update: David Ortiz has a message for critics of bat flipping

Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz, wearing green tinted glasses, walks onto the field for his at-bat in the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday, March 17, 2016, in Fort Myers, Fla. The team wore green themed uniforms in observance of St. Patrick's Day. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
David Ortiz told the Boston Globe: “Babe Ruth used to say, ‘I’m going deep to right field now,’ and get it done.”

David Ortiz has a message for critics of fun in baseball, the Celtics snap their losing streak, and the upsets rolling in the NCAA Tournament.

David Ortiz wants bat flip haters to shut up: David Ortiz can’t understand why people are flipping out about bat flips. Entering his 20th season in the big leagues, Ortiz insisted that those who cite “old school” values in expressing opposition to the gesture are misguided. (The Boston Globe)

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