Ortiz's job is to keep his cool that day he failed. The other team got in his head and he lost it.
You are probably using this model of the amygdala hijack...... What Was I Thinking? Handling the Hijack
Goleman and Le Doux correctly articulate the anatomy and physiology of the hijack. However what they never did was say the following.
Your job is to keep your cool
Another view of the situation is that of DeBecker, who views emotion not as a flaw but as a gift.
De Becker wrote:
People use the word fear loosely, but to put it in its proper relation to panic, worry, and anxiety, … … … , real fear is not paralyzing – it is energizing.
In a civilized society, we are taught to ignore that gift. But is that always wise?
Brave New Kitty wrote:
If you are taught that you aren’t worthy of protection, then you will fly into a panic whenever you feel yourself in such a situation. The panic comes not from “overreacting,” but from the inner conflict between the natural survival instinct and the conditioning that we are somehow not worthy of protection/survival.
And so this is the dilemma facing the average person. Predators know they can use our manners against us. These predators - if they so desire - can derail us to our detriment. What they hope is to paralyze us. What they don't want is to energize us.
Fine get irate but again there are limits and he crossed way over the line.
You aren't alone in that belief.
The bottom line is his loss of control could have really hurt someone.
But did he "lose control"??? Watch the body language between the diminutive Dustin Pedroia and the massive David Ortiz seconds after the brutal assault on an innocent telephone. Lost in that is the tiny Victorino (behind Lovullo) within inches of his back, tending to his teammate. Note how Lovullo practically has his hands in his pockets.
Look at the body language between Farrell and Ortiz.
Is this really demonstrating a loss of control? Do you think you know more about David's state of mind than the unspoken team captain (diminutive Dustin Pedroia) and the general manager (Farrell)? Ponder the actions in context.
I didn't look up what MLB did and not being a fan I don't really care. I guess what I hope is a message was sent to everyone in the MLB that acting like that wont be tolerated.
David was ejected from the game for throwing equipment (his elbow pad) before he hit the phone. There was no punishment given to David after the fact by MLB. David may have had to pay the Orioles for the phone; it would only be proper.
MLB did however give a 5-day suspension and an unspecified fine to Boston pitcher Dempster for plunking the much-hated Alex Rodriguez...... Opinion: Should Dempster have hit A-Rod?
Why are their actions inconsistent with your wishes? Food for thought.