Dennis Eckersley Thinks Yankees Should ‘Lay in the Weeds’ to Keep Red Sox on Edge Following David Ortiz Bat Flip


The New York media was all over David Ortiz following his bat flip upon hitting a home run in Tuesday night's series opener in the Bronx. Yankees manager Joe Girardi wasn't too pleased about the incident either, saying he didn't care for it.

It remains to be seen whether the Yankees will retaliate with A.J. Burnett taking the hill on Wednesday. But with the Red Sox winning four in a row at the new Yankee Stadium, the Sox have clearly been the Yankees' daddy thus far — to steal a phrase from Pedro Martinez.

NESN's Dennis Eckersley said he thinks Ortiz wouldn't have admired his home run if it had been someone like Josh Beckett on the mound for the Yankees. He also said, though, that the Yankees would be wise to wait before retaliating because it could get into the heads of Red Sox hitters.

To hear what else Eckersley had to say, check out the video above from Red Sox First Pitch.  

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