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David Ortiz spoke out against Donald Trump... Should athletes talk politics? 9-7-16

Sep 7, 2016|

David Ortiz spoke out against Donald Trump... Should athletes talk politics? 9-7-16

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So do you want to be in the position as an athlete to. Make big bold statements like big popping game. Now I know you love this view and now this is quiet until you would cap predictors of what you want your athletes to give opinions regardless of whether you agree with him and not because your alternative is Brady which is more. I would much prefer poppy again I don't agree with poppies comments at all yesterday. On May as you well know. But I'd like that he's mixing it up I certainly think he's earned the right to it does say it and easy earned the right to say it I mean I don't it. Where is ready get that I wanna murky I don't want to. Why Ben attendees Sam and I exam because you're nobody had you have an earned it like poppies earned it like he has a politician or respect in this community. He does. He was the face of the community during the marathon bombings he was one of them are. That didn't have anything to do it that that's the face of the community I. See I I just I just disagree I think these politic I think these athletes. Who feel that they have to make any kind of statements like this. Outlook to an athlete for. Outlook two Burton who they're supporting I don't care. I don't care about how they feel about issues. I mean why should I care anymore about what David Ortiz is saying just because why should you care about it they log gains false opinions them because I think they're studied and I think you know. He's not study sounds pretty reason here again I don't agree with them but he he has some point you think that most athletes professional athletes are studied on the subject matters. From your micro resting against athletes now I yes I am some are some aren't I think deathly too Smart than you think I mean Aaron Rodgers for example has made some comments this summer that I think have been pretty. Well fought out. I don't think fabric it's stupid I think he's. I have issues with the image you well know but I think he's at least working on it. And and it's Ayman poppies k.s and I don't agree with what Bobby says. Did you do is disconnect and putt to popping came out basically ripped trump on quote unquote immigration. Which is one of the disk index began wearing the word immigration does not mean what I would you think it means. When your ripping trump trump is not talking about immigration he's talking about illegal immigration. There will still be. Plenty of Mexicans come into the US every year they will do would legally under trump administration so that's the disconnect that we have here. But I like I like athletes talking from one of several reasons one is it will expose their ignorance. It's it would take anything like I like information and I like people put it out there. Purses planet safe Brady invalid checkered he's played safe guys that offer no opinions on anything they don't we cue Vick played basically don't need it to LeBron can if they want coach football that's what they do that's and wanna do it very very well. And that's what I expect from them I don't want them to talk to me about politics or tell me how I should feel. OK but I would prefer and I I like Nixon and up by like guys that have opinions part of being informed is giving an opinion and being ripped on and an avenue consider alternatives if you part of a you know being in full yeah he's not allowing he's not allowing himself to be ripped on that because he's not commenting on that comment he made he didn't talk about it at all after them. Yesterday he can take questions from reporters kind of kind of a I'm sure your opponent not everything I did a dialogue there you don't your David Ortiz what's gonna make the headlines poppies are not changing his opinion on this why does he have to have a dialogue with you about it. Why did he have to use. The microphone was asked about his USA today asked them what is opinions on trial bar so he told them my I'm very bothered by what he says and does specifically and referred reference to Latinos and Mexicans. Okay. What's wrong with that he's citizen and he's from the U lives here he will be affected by it trump presidency. I I or Clinton presidency for that matter but see I just I just don't I think first of I think the reporter should master that I don't think it that is what his. He talked about baseball that's what gave it that is so born. Both of you just talk her doctor of law or medicine you'd just doctorate cheerleader about cheering you just talked to a cashier about making change like Mao. Publicly and I only true and not I do he I don't wanna hear what he has to say or any other athlete I just. I think people put too much stock you threaten to buy an athlete opinion I don't get it because I think too many people put too much stock in what they have to say as a whole night you were I am I don't send an I. Bet that this is gonna love that we do you also have to sit here and own your comments he has more than he didn't write his comment and. In my estimation would repeated threat to peace and unity into the cool people up as you. Bear all knowing about everything and they're not. So I think to pose questions to them about things like this. I just think that again you know I don't want these people to be. Role models for kids and I don't want them to be role models for people out there who are looking to make a decision about. Politics so ironic to do is you really trump and I know what I. You're happy that's when you like it in zone complex process. Now you know she doesn't. If you look to pick up 72666868. Is the number of like did did know what you think about what Big Papi said by the way it will read a little bit more. About the quotes and you should do haven't heard he says it's slap in the face we're gonna take a little but further. After the break at 613 right here in the W mark you know boston.com Rachel. And. So maybe let's create a little bit about. What it poppies we'll take some halls. When you speak like that he's making reference to them about us to slap in the face it's walk around sometimes and they see. Next thing you know trying to earn a living in an honest way. And Q you're somebody and make those kinds of comments. If he Q I think as Latin people we deserve better. Things have gotten much better in that regard as Latin people we deserve respect. No matter where you're from and especially your Mexican Brothers. Who come here willing to do all the dirty work. So why does that bother you. I don't agree with the contents of it but I don't mind him saying it at all I think he is a leader in that that community in particular in this anybody even nationwide. Everybody knows who big poppy is he is occasionally outspoken. And I think that is a reason the position although I don't agree. Would that he's outspoken about sports and he'll he'll call on umpire for making a bad call these Ernie not typically outspoken about current events. Just this because he made one comment after the marathon bombing because he's a leader in the city doesn't make him outspoken about current events on a regular basis I know I've heard him both. Or usually it stir translation usually in the offseason when he goes back he gives much more open. Peter views. That ultimately come back like a month later and in through translation united insurer whatever. He doesn't use it as a soapbox but he will weigh in when he feels the need and again he was asked by the reporter about trump. You ask anyone in any walk of life you're gonna do an interview with him at some point you're gonna say what are your views on track it's it's is that natural thing to do. It's fishy and partly to see where it they'll bite but it's also that's just. As you're getting to know somebody your debut when he is that what do you think about the election what do you think about trump well I think he was specifically asked could they in the Dominican immigrant day it's. And I hear his response is fine again I don't agree with it is I think he's. People are hearing what they want withdrawal vs what he's really saying in my opinion and I think poppies one of those here I think you know. Telling trump hates Mexicans item backed I know he loves them he told me he did in fact. But I do think he is an issue of illegal immigrant and so poppies. You know idyllic view of it which is that they're coming here to do the grunt work while not all of us think that that's what. All Mexicans that are in the country here to do 6172666868. Jeff isn't Salem this morning Jeff good morning. Good morning. And then readjust our click it taken both sides of the corn here which you have got Martha Stewart how to treat a brain tumor. No you wouldn't. No I don't blame Republicans saying that's because they would ever want but I asked the reporter for asking him Mets don't happen professional baseball player above Paula. That's certainly that's so silly Jeff what are you do politically your comparison of Martha Stewart to. I would ask Martha Stewart what she thinks about job I would radical advice for his political opinion trump is much more than just politics grizzlies cultural phenomenon. But I would ask mark I would ask I can't think of the celebrity that if we had a Monday show that I wouldn't ask about trump everybody would be a B one of the first questions for you today. On court interview here not unlike what one. But not equipment cart proper. Talking about whatever it was that you don't. Got to reporters about what I don't know I don't blame him sort of robot asked what book that she's an apple broke. The last day Barack Obama how he felt how at this here at about it yet biblical. Here are what separate why don't. Well Big Papi not what he's been on how to learn how to clear warnings that are on how to build the patio or all it out of open all. So this was first US senator Pete spangled Spanish language version of the USA today so you would think OK there may be some cultural issues that would be brought up in a discussion like that. What cultural issues would come up in a Spanish language problem contracts and wasn't one on one by the way I don't know why he said if you earn a one someone you can ask question and a lot of sunlight is a while why exactly supply there's nothing wrong in a press conference Cherilus and they'll reckon this morning good morning Sharyl. And I cam. Papers and boy. Camera. I agree with you one minutes. I love David Ortiz. And I think humans responsible for the two championships. It's very chilling and Pedro Martinez and. Maybe this stuff on his very chilling news. You know considering a run for the senate. It's there because it was spies from ESPN's for making political commentary and so. And the result I don't wanna hear. What Big Papi things about politics either and I've never heard. You know. I have never agreed. I've never heard sports reporters. As political questions before they they generally you know how you feel about eating at 424. At home run. Blood is pouring in 1950 OK Joseph DiMaggio has gone general Elena Salinas de. Reason they have social media at fifteen years ago and Cheryl part of the reason I don't what is your big poppy talk about politics is exactly why Ottawa says. Influencing I don't want him influencing. Eighteen year old while this didn't we. What is political view right. It here's and here's why I don't want to for exactly the reason you said you don't agree with what he's saying he's not right. He's not. This is not what Donald Trump is talking about and now you've got David Ortiz who a lot of very young voters look up to. Who is making these comments. About how bad Donald Trump's position on immigration ears. Any raw. So what did joke about politics. I don't want people listening and getting their advice on politics from David or you want I'm getting it from trump. I would right there enjoy doing what you hate trump I mean. And you can't pick and choose who gets to say is key because this happens to be about comments he was asked about Donald. He was his response not a drop is incorrect. And you know what it may be he would have said something about Hillary Clinton and I would have defended that saying that he's incorrect. You're always a time and I provided I was just don't think they should be talking about it because most of them don't. Know what they're talking about there was a time and a place in this country it was a bad time and a bad place on men would look at people like you came in saying know your place in save it. You guys are belt against you guys meaning women you rebelled a debt rightly so and now you have an equal place at the table as you should sometimes you have more replaced. And yet here you are telling athletes the same thing that used to be so offensive to women which is know your place that's crazy to me listen I would say it about a woman. Athlete I would say about anybody that period I euros. I hope passion doesn't mean you're going to have an opinion you bet your you losing your professions positioning vines to make those opinions known and you're trying to influence people as a result. David Ortiz is wrong in what he's saying as well. According do you years and according to me but that doesn't mean we're all knowing all powerful Ortiz has an opinion on this which is that he thinks. Trump's language is disrespectful to Latinos. We don't agree with that but poppy does and there are a lot of people that do Mike is Tim Wakefield Mike good morning. Kim might totally agree with have you. And and read the news you know you're all no way that's that that party's. But if big poppy has said. Look kid when a police officers don't shoot to stop. Thought I would have had more respect. For his comment number one number clue. If he would that. I can't believe the over inflated. Money I've made for a deal that god gave me. That the Boston Red Sox have given me. And you know. Remain humble good parties please he's was not home. Act. Like Kim said he's he's not boorish to do not politics. He he just doesn't have the skill set for those kinds of karma. I don't know what you guys think politics is do you think trump is well versed in politics with all the things that he has said this summer but he might be the president. We have a guy that's a community activist who was the president right now I don't know what it means to be well versed in politics. Poppy is brought an issue was brought to him. He offers up his opinion on it in you guys wanted so I would submit a model and a great asked about politic about politics and things like this. They should just say that's what I'm here's Dana that's the dumbest most boring world I can imagine he believes in this society he part of this is silent as he watches the news just 'cause he's not Oreo. Doesn't I did community video a lot of people really want the news we know this and I mean we have to what makes you think he watches the news I don't know he's in the clubhouse on the TV on for a long time I've noticed is just sit around watch it is. Not Curt Schilling doesn't mean not Whitehall middle. News for you 06172666868. Is the number six when he none of the WRKO boston.com morning show. Hartsfield boston.com morning show coming up at seven. Our university has in new diversity. Counselor against us secretary. And they had their first mandatory meeting on campus and they talked about me micro aggressions. We're gonna throw him out to you at 7 o'clock and see where you stand on these micro aggressions. Meantime let's take some more calls poles and car good morning Paul. Good morning guys. Can tell what you guys don't about it and it goes really really quite. Catch it. You know top part is it's certainly Big Papi as any of us. I mean it's certainly what called by any of us that have a political opinion just like Big Papi so it certainly can have one. Certain personally prefer seeing real Jackson's fans you are I was watching an MB interview with him. About a year apple or maybe two years ago wrapped in a political they need it. Why would anybody care what I think politically of course I have political opinion and I sure would like brand and the people who trust me in light truck. It's like well get out here and talk blah blah blah in public because what do I mean movies I act they do these things why it would. You know you want or care what I think. So our wish more celebrity's would realize that. We shouldn't really care what they think so much and too bad song too many of our people. Don't have that opinion we get latched on that deal. Cheats in the heart attack in the directly natural. But I will you personally. We didn't you know when he engineering dried up in this state now stroke and I'm work I took it temp job at a who knows pizzeria factory in Brockton and everybody at work with there will Dominican. They were counts. As a shield to keep away from the fact that they weren't. Here illegally which or open about the people where what or opening act they were not here legally and that thing is this Eisner it was making a lot more. Even account that these guys were and that's why that's all. Crap just that is working its because they can. These. Are a lot more good workers a lot of what not but that's what any production facility. And what it would get paid crap. In there. Ten years. As trounced. And getting paid not in never never gonna get a raise every and so. A lot of reform it needs to happen with this and maybe big pot beasts in but people but I think in. You know you knock it treated fairly New York. And that's the thing that's like that's why. People Robert drug dealer for his money would you call. That the White Sox just got held no because. There's no recourse does know. And once we get into this lawless society. And I know that hyperbole it's blown things but what happened at the start. As a August and it spread and I know that. A micro aggression. Clark University should shrink in the sense does it out of him ever been over places it in a war soared. Into it. Paul thank you already got a lot of in my head after all I glanced around but but but I understand where it's coming from an actor actually to be honest with you. I'm I wish more of the celebrity types within the same thing to why does because I. I think a lot of these people do recognize. That. They have a lot of influence. And if you don't know what you're talking about and your ass this out of the clear blue in an interview. Just let it be you know Dick because you do you have an enormous amount of influence on the. That's on the viewer or listener to educate themselves and give a crap about what anybody thinks or says but I like listening to it and then making my own. Opinions on what's going on in the world and give a crap. The kiwi Mac and Ernie on CNN is a big trump supporter I like listening tour because you know then take which he says. And for my own damn opinion to you imagine Ernie is whatever legal analyst though. Big pop anybody basically differently or anybody can give their acting and talking about or I'm not athlete isn't just like include you Errol they are using there and there are. I don't know who decides what boxes people are in that they get the OK I don't want the president to an NCAA bracket that offends me really wise you mean there is influence on on that's not the point in this case because he's a politician I only one I'm talking politics I don't want him weighing in on sports that's your opinion on that. Now this is theory now this is very different this is this makes it difference in the wage that the country. If we are pleased that effecting people's votes that's not on big poppy as much as it is on the idiots that are going hey big poppies as I should do this may be I should do this. I've never voted based on a celeb don't you have any and a lot of people have you. A lot of people whose fault is that I did like I'm raising voting age from this is one of the many reasons but I always get ripped on a bring now up. But that's the society we live and as a result of that your Europe solution is to stifle people from you know not my solution is first off you know give your opinions to people. In your circle but more importantly I don't know why people asked the best I do I agreed with our other caller who said it's on the reporter why are you asking him. Estimates well into why you're there we their anger ought Ljubicic Ireland hours and make America great again and Tom Brady's locker yeah what's wrong with that I told you that there. I don't wanna hear him talk about it either. Six we aren't tech climb that sixes sixes as you dead on right VB and n.'s excellent sentences could someone put a muzzle on your big fat mouth. Well they haven't been able to yet so Joseph is Evanston this morning John good morning. Say good morning go arm his batting got a lot of friends that are all but what folks have said. The reality Europeans who are we worry about here are you say there's really no better Orton is stupid rapidly you learn to speak your baseball. You know. Or to prove to me and it can't just let me see Oprah grilled you puke oracle Bob politics in your crucial goal away. What he called about. The fact could be mimic her cute American Arab American company US. And so many of them are so many of them are great people but there's so many dominicans who are actually spelled rocks are betting big big big problem. In Lawrence and our doors of the US I'll Google for many other issues CP wants to all of you what's good ball. What a great talk about the fact that you've admitted there were probably. Were you from. They have a horrible horrible treatment of occasions were very legal. In the Dominican Republic so I'd be evident very we will review where we don't care work you have to say you joke about them either of them made it a bit. Thank you joke. And all those issues are legitimate issues and they vision we've probably got about visit Mexico all the time you know they can talk about the US immigration balls awards Mexico's immigration policy and our air southern border we we giving to these issues. You know they can get that deep and with poppy and that one of the arguments stated as for example if you're going to open this box. Walden poppy you'd best be ready to address any and all and be made a fool of if that's what ends up happening. Which by the way just like Tom Brady is a Sissy for having a make America great again at in his locker and not answer questions that definable offense and he I don't Sissy it's been very gender might aggression does not want to talk about politics I mean. A lot of people that's designs have played safer a mean period he's your own life. You guys there's a lot of plates for in the country period you don't talk about politics don't get it onto but why are you putting them up when I got us the light they're great people that I'm not give up on a pedestal that it. I'm just saying he you know why or why are you ripping him because he doesn't talk about he talks about what I know he doesn't know what you know it's football it's pretty simple ground there knows would you rather Joseph DiMaggio mood today I'm not gonna give my opinion is that he's found out to expose to be more on or Mohammed Ali. I'll take Ali every time for college is better for society where guys have conversations we're gonna you don't know what's coming. DiMaggio Belichick Brady these guys are the same every time it's the more worrying me that's not who they are baby RB they see is that Obama Ali was he should've seen himself as a not a dismount shot helped change the world that he lived in and he will he win and we are probably the better for it. Sometimes you do it in your garden like Jane Fonda for example but that's fine that expose Jane Fonda and now we all. Know something about her that we probably should have known 643 on the W mark you know boston.com orange. More importantly I don't know why people ask them this I do I agree with Arthur Collins says excellent reporter. Why are you asking him. I'm sorry Jim I usually just reviewing today I really disagree radio. But then they agree review actors and actresses in sports figures should stick to their trades. Thank him for what it's worth before yesterday if David Ortiz is in this studio or on the hotline. And you did not ask you about Donald Trump are to rip I would've been very upset. Very outcome will be the last thing I would think about it goes to. I wouldn't be so I would certainly didn't the questions out Horford and stapled them right in front of you like it would have been right on your face how would you not say we have blown our president today any by any human being it's in here are voting age. -- now what have to be I don't care who it once you're having a casual conversation I would have to come up I don't care. I don't care who David Ortiz is voting for what I care about is how he sees now there in first place and how he sees this fall plain out. Like me are what they'd like to be hers play isn't it I haven't been here. Well now and let me ask question why would you organizers you know I think you're only a tiny. All my jam in the studio. And I hope that he's entertaining and dangerous sting in a random he's a baseball player and Schuettler him injured talking about a truck and Q you write the high accolades. Another as soon as the re edit I didn't care. About David Ortiz talking baseball I don't know that now that I don't really an oval like I can't walk Kim played baseball need to hear him talk about it. Him all wanna get to talk about the Tron so you wanna hear him say stupid things like Roy said. I wanna hear is your shiny thing about let's ask in English you weren't shot I would say do you think that's. Stupid thing many zen U of I think it's wrong but more importantly argued shot every Sid you you didn't anticipate that's when he was innocent. I don't know what he would say. In its product should probably baseballs is 979603. Outs Rican standing viti. And then my fair nines and a media ripped Tim Thomas when he skipped the trip the White House in 2011 when the Bruins on the cover one or just thought of that DB. But the that was Tim Thomas is right now now owns a little different though in that your you brought something to the team there are others were affected other than just view. But I thought Tim Thomas is well within his rights I don't think you have to go to the White House because you're invited. And I didn't have a problem with him doing I did have a problem with the way he handled it to your point Dave after the fact where he stormed out of the locker room when asked about it and challenged on it. And I didn't think Thomas handled it well post. Protest. But I don't have pride I want people feel like taking you don't know I want Schilling is different because the way Schilling made his statement was offensive. The image that he tweeted out. Was offensive also he had been warned by his bosses. That so Schilling is a little trickier chewing on his own. Personal social media account fine but his completely different schedule that image was offensive won in two. And I get that he was just trying to make a point but I don't. Think that that point was Smart. He had been warned as well popular and been warned be. You know somebody ask you what your opinion of the election is why can't I am happily give his opinion that's totally for only thing I know breast aren't tough the only thing you're 1100. There's no more or nothing more riveting to listening to Bill Belichick talk about the patriots are you wouldn't ask Bebop or sought to Arizona you're tied for first you get 25 games left and you're sitting on the bad. I cannot match the pictures it just suggests a new Europe. It's where everybody Cingular. That you should now press conferences and they shouldn't because they tell us nothing and you're absolutely corrupt government. They tell us nothing patriots and patriots are nothing more I hate data about the pitcher ways that these guys are ordered to justice. What to order Ellis that is kind of ridiculous in a way. This tough guy coach is gonna dictate to people what they aren't aren't gonna do it all times in all walks of their life is a little bit silly specially from tomorrow by the way I did USA hockey coach but. Because everyone's coming now rallying around the cap or necks of the world for him to be the man to step up is a great thing for him to do cool. Is totally around the predicts of the world that's over other athletes are rallying around tapper neck. I don't think there's a rally around about relief equal to an extreme motives or what ultimately do what he's not quite there is wrong he's being demonized by the press. Why do people get offended when athletes stayed in opinion I just don't get that because I. Again I believe you are paid. In that we New York into the realm of what it is that you do. Do you do you I don't mean Judy tell me how I should think and how I should feel. You that's not what you do you're an athlete. Be an athlete if you're being interviewed and is up about athletics. And talk about athletics 'cause that's what used these so blah and so grow what's talked Taylor Swift about her songwriting vs who she sleeping. Let's be real personal care about. Who you are split swift is sleeping with is this going to impact this nation. Did it did even our people are not supposed to comment Johnny one note it's him we are asked to be it's parted in the correct. Will influence individuals votes you should Wear many hats you should own it yourself informed you should have opinions on things and don't be afraid to share mean don't be afraid to be exposed for being wrong or being stupid I mean that's. The idea of talk radio but that's the idea of why if you go to a dinner by the way I got I worry about deep thoughts with the potential network what word I the year. Our idea our own. How does it Boston Tom good morning. It was reported days particularly beauty queen Kim took you three apart today I have. Three simple bumpers stickers. The end of discretionary disciplinary noticed from Leslie and I violated and Michael aggressions definitely that's a quick innovation. The it's Christian what you're saying is true. When we spent a week with cap or make stating that basically he didn't. Obeyed the anthem because he's mad at the police. And then war pigs in police uniforms 'cause. Just two uncles and friends that are cops and coincidentally is shirts number one. That's what Kim prefer ensure you have an illogical. So more abusive intellect that would sort teach skim money this year different. When they asked him that he would respond and an athlete. He saw that as a person and fortunately you don't have to think like he does and this is try the most important are on. When they fired chili cheese is owned by Disney didn't he owns ESPN and a lot of those people just like Kim. Don't want to hear it. Demographics dictate the owner's income when you violate twice and did an aggressive hostile manner. They had a firearm or they have boutique in their contract those are three separate matters. She always is very different because of the offensive image if Schilling just weeded out. Don't understand why people are mad at North Carolina it's their right to do what they wanted to stay and by the way I'm against these bathroom bills as people waited as a man. I don't think Schilling would have been fired I don't. It was the image he chose to re tweeting the offensive nature of that in that representation. Of strange genders as looking like that even though that's not what he meant to us really that's what got him into trouble Schilling's. Chilling was offensive but Sean was part Aziz told not to do it. He was holed that he was not supposed to be out there doing any news that that's that was a contractual thing. Which I don't know. If I was a manager and I was right contracts for some of these athletes there are some of them I would I that would be part of the contract for them there is a question and I'm not sure the answer yet as to whether someone an athlete. Or an actor or a doctor like doctor drew for example can give a right wing opinion of the social issue. And that's okay. David there's certainly isn't a lot of examples of it but Schilling who's firing is separate from that he mad. His was over offensive and in a way and because of what. Poppies while obviously laughter and so will be applauded by many in the media. Let's remove that for a second and say he he just is answering a question that he was asked what I would like athletes that you know I don't want athletes to be asked a million questions and and so when I got your way here. To make him sound stupid which does happen a lot these days. But I don't have a problem with the LeBron James weighing in on you know. Lack social issues or Carmelo Anthony even for that matter or big pot be weighing in on Latino issues why would that be problematic. Six foot 72666868. Is the number still coming your way this morning micro aggressions. At Clark University. It is 658 here at the New York you know Boston doc on morning Joseph.