(By Baxie) In my opinion there is nothing that I enjoy better than to curl up with a good book that’s loaded with hostility and character assassinations. Are you kidding me? Give me a tell-all-biography that’s been ghost written by a famous a celebrity and another guy and I’m just about the happiest guy alive. This is why I cannot wait to get my copy of the new book by Former Red Sox great David Ortiz entitled, “Papi: My Story”. How can this not be a towering, Pulitzer Prize-winning, literary achievement? It has everything! The highs, the lows, the pitfalls, and the endless adulation that comes from being the most beloved Red Sox player in the last 50 years!
This week an except was published in Sport Illustrated which details Big Papi’s frosty relationship with former Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine. In the book, Big Papi describes Bobby V as unreasonable, difficult to communicate with, bull-headed stubborn, disrespectful, arrogant, obnoxious, aggravating, clueless, distant, contemptuous, flippant, impolite, profane, bad-mannered, discourteous, impertinent, impious, imprudent, insolent, irreverent, nervy, sassy, uncivil, unfilial, ungracious, verbally abusive, ignorant, intrusive, vulgar, brusque, churlish, curt, graceless, peremptory, scurrilous, uncouth, boorish, coarse, and crude. In other words, he didn’t like him.
Now can you imagine working with a guy like that day after day? I mean really! Can you imagine going into to work and having to deal with an arrogant, pompous, overbearing, heavy handed know-it-all every single day of your professional existence? I honestly have no idea how anyone could put up with that kind of person. I can’t think of anyone here who might fit that sort of description. I don’t know how Big Papi dealt with it! He must be a pretty wonderful guy to be willing to show off his towering greatness despite being surrounded by an insufferable jerk like that! It must have been a real challenge!