Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez got very emotional when discussing the recent shooting his former teammate David Ortiz suffered.
Ortiz had to have part of his intestines and colon removed after he was shot in the back while in the Dominican Republic this past weekend. (RELATED: David Ortiz Shot In The Dominican Republic, Chilling Surveillance Video Surfaces On Twitter)
Extremely late Monday night, the MLB Network shared a video of Martinez discussing his former teammate, and he had to do everything in his power to not break down into tears.
Watch the emotional moment below.
“I don’t have enough words to describe who @davidortiz is, what David means to baseball…”
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) June 11, 2019
This whole situation is crazy, and it’s clear from the outpouring of support that Ortiz is widely loved in the world of baseball and in Boston.
The man was just trying to enjoy a night out on the town when somebody sent a bullet flying through his back.
The video of the attack is one of the most chilling things I’ve ever seen.
Surveillance video shows the moment MLB star David Ortiz was shot in the back at a Dominican Republic bar last night. Officials say he’s in stable condition after undergoing surgery
— WSVN 7 News (@wsvn) June 10, 2019
People initially said it was a robbery attempt, but anybody with eyes can watch the video above to figure out that clearly wasn’t the case.
— MLB (@MLB) June 10, 2019
Let’s hope he heals up quickly and the men responsible for this brutal attack are brought to justice.