It's Kirk Minihane vs. Red Sox beat writers.
Ding! Ding! Ding!
And Minihane comes out with a left! And another left! And a huuuuge right! It's a blood bath! The fight is over!
Nick Cafardo is down! Rob Bradford is down! John Tomase is stumbling away!
It's mayhem in the ring! . . .
OK, we're done.
But Minihane did go off on Sox beat writers when it comes to David Ortiz and their "fascination" with him.
"These guys sit around and write and campaign and beg for David Ortiz to make $15 million," Minihane said. "Ortiz, lets be honest, would not relieve himself if these guys were on fire on the site. You think Ortiz cares about Rob Bradford? I don't get it. I don't understand the fascination with David Ortiz. Why are they campaigning for this guy to make $16 million dollars? Why does their lives change? Because he makes eye contact and treats them like human beings?"
It doesn't sound like Tanguay has maintained many relationships with these former athletes . . .
"When a professional athlete doesn't need you anymore, see you later," Tanguay said.
But even if it's not about Ortiz, Minihane is fed up with the constant positivity coming out of Sox beat writers notebooks.
"There was not a lot of bitching day-in and day-out for the beat guys in 2012 and that was as disastrous of a seasons as I've seen in my life. Then the collapse the year before. I'm not saying it's just beat guys, but when beat guys want to give their opinion it's always pro-Red Sox. It drives me nuts."