He Can't Take the Heat

He Can't Take the Heat

Indians catcher Victor Martinez blocks home plate to prevent Boston Red Sox's Coco Crisp from scoring in the sixth inning of their MLB American League baseball game in Cleveland, Ohio July 25, 2007. Crisp attempted to score from second base on David Ortiz single to short center.

(Reuters Photo)

It's Another Postgame No Show for Coco as Crisp Gets Dressed in a Hallway and Avoids the Tough Questions

Globe: Duel Doesn't Go Sox Way

�But he [Crisp] slowed down, just steps from the plate. Why? Not sure. Crisp walked away from reporters after the game, choosing to put on his shirt in a hallway. Catcher Victor Martinez, who applied the tag, also didn't stick around in the Indians clubhouse.

" 'I knew I had no play at first base,' Barfield said. 'I was watching Coco all the way. I just made the throw to the plate.'

"And got him. Or not, depending on your viewing of the replay, or which of the 29,614 in attendance you asked. What is clear, though, is that Crisp had enough time to make it home before the tag. What is also clear is that Manny Ramirez was not close to home plate to indicate to Crisp whether to slide. That, though, is not out of the ordinary for Ramirez." -- 7.26.07, Amalie Benjamin, Boston Globe

Johnny Damon Never, Ever, Ever, Ever, Never Hid From Reporters After a Game or
Ducked the Tough Questions for Four Years in Boston.

BDD is a feature of Boston.com. All posts are by Steve Silva unless otherwise indicated.

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