The induction into Baseball’s Hall of Fame of David Ortiz was a giant moment for baseball and for the Boston Red Sox and for all of us who watched many of his finest moments during a long a grand career.
His first round induction into the Hall of Fame says a great deal about Big Papi’s stature as well as his popularity.
He was, in every way, what baseball fans and sports fans all over the world regard as a clutch ball player.
He wielded an explosive bat. He hit over 500 homeruns and he led the Red Sox to world championships.
Big Papi at bat during a critical moment of a big game rarely disappointed the fans or himself.
His unlikely rise from abject poverty in the Dominican Republic to become one of the greatest baseball players of his time should prove as an inspiration to many younger ballplayers trying to make it.Continue reading “Big Papi”