Thursday, September 21, 2006
The Man. The Myth. The MVP.
David Ortiz set the Red Sox record tonight for home runs in a season, breaking Jimmie Foxx' record of 50 home runs with a first inning blast off losing pitcher Johan Santana, pacing the Red Sox to a 6-0 victory at Fenway. It was a huge blast that landed in the right field bleachers. Papi added his 52nd homer later in the game for good measure, with yet another titanic blast, this time to center field.
The greatest clutch hitter in Red Sox history just adds to his legend.
But of course, those dimwits from RotoWire (or RotoWorld, I think they are one in the same) , said this tonight about it:
Ortiz no longer has any chance of winning MVP honors, but with the way he's swinging right now, a big finish seems likely.
No longer any chance of winning MVP honors? Are they kidding? It's a wide-open race for the honor, and a huge finish by Big Papi will give him a great chance of winning. Once again, these imbeciles have no idea what the hell they are talking about.
Whatever. It was a great night for Papi, the Sox and their fans. I absolutely loved the silent treatment the Sox players gave Papi after he hit his second homer. Then after a few seconds, they swarmed all over him and he had the biggest smile on his face you'll ever see.
Congratulations, Papi. You are the MVP, whether they give you the award or not.