Wait, David Ortiz’s appeal from the dugout phone smash from 2013 was just heard yesterday?
Over at WEEI Rob Bradford reports that David Ortiz’s appeal of his one-game suspension for his little ump bump a couple of weeks ago was held yesterday. No biggie. But this is odd:
How does it take two years to hear the appeal of this thing? Pretrial discovery? Change-of-venue motions? The guy is on camera beating the hell out of the phone because he didn’t like a called strike. I’m all for due process and stuff, but how could this not be handled with a phone call in which someone says “David, got anything to say for yourself that isn’t obvious here?”