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BALTIMORE — As one educator said in an e-mail to this reporter, if a college student had done what David Ortiz did in the dugout Saturday night, when he destroyed a phone box with his bat and almost hit teammate Dustin Pedroia with it, the student would have been in deep trouble.
Ortiz, our major league sources tell us, likely will not be suspended by MLB for his rage. Would the Red Sox discipline him? No way. His teammates would rebel.
In fact, as manager John Farrell put it after a 5-0 win over the Orioles Sunday, “After he took it out on the phone last night, he took it out on the baseball today.”
Ortiz went 4 for 4, including a two-run homer, his 20th.