Call it the Boston media hyping up a situation to sell it to the fans, but when David Ortiz marched into Terry Francona's press conference saying he was "f***ing pissed", questions about his morale arose.
Ortiz is clearly concerned about his contract situation and has mentioned feeling hurt that he has not received the attention he would like from the organization, but does press conference incident show he is becoming a clubhouse cancer?
Ortiz's on-field production has clearly not faltered (hit a huge double in the bottom of the 10th inning against the Yankees on Sunday, leading to a Red Sox victory) and his happy-go-lucky nature still seems to dominate his persona.
Whether it be him entertaining young fans while in the batters box or supporting teammates, Ortiz cannot even be considered a minor problem, let alone a spreading cancer.
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