A 2-and-2 count. His team was down 4-2 in the bottom of the ninth. Two men on and two men out. He barely fouls off the previous pitch to stay alive. The next pitch is a fastball right in his wheelhouse.
David Ortiz parks it over the bullpen and into the bleachers in right field to give the Red Sox a 5-4 win over the Texas Rangers in the first game of a doubleheader yesterday at Fenway Park.
Yes, there was a second game yesterday. The best I can say about that was that David Pauley was optioned to Pawtucket after the game to make room for Mike Timlin, who was activated off the DL.
Big Papi continues to be the biggest money player in baseball today.
And PLEASE do not insult my intelligence by saying he was not the 2005 AL MVP. And don't use that BS argument that because he's a DH he can't win the award. The DH has been part of the law of the land in the AL for 33 years.
Honestly, do you think Slappy would have come through in similar fashion yesterday? I rest my case.
David Ortiz. The 2005 American League MVP.