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This time, David Ortiz gets a pass

BALTIMORE — As one educator put it in an e-mail to this reporter, if a college student had done what David Ortiz did in the Red Sox dugout Saturday night when he destroyed a phone box with his bat and almost hit teammate Dustin Pedroia with it, the student might have been arrested, would have been suspended from school, and would have been asked to undergo a psychiatric evaluation to return to the classroom.

Ortiz’s act of rage is still being reviewed by Major League Baseball. Would the Red Sox discipline him? No way. His teammates would rebel. They can’t afford to lose this amazingly talented hitter.

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