Sunday, May 19, 2013

Is David Ortiz even real?

Last night, David Ortiz hit two homeruns, to bring his season total to seven, tied with Mike Napoli and Will Middlebrooks for most on the Red Sox. The crazy thing is that Big Papi has played just 24 games so far this season, while Middlebrooks and Napoli have both been on the field since Opening Day.

Ortiz's six RBIs in last night's contest brought his season total to 29. It's easy to forget (it seems like Papi has been a Red Sox forever), but David Ortiz started his career as a Twin, playing in Minnesota for six seasons before joining the Red Sox in 2003 - and the rest is history.

Since he's been to Boston, Ortiz has absolutely raked against his former team, hitting .332 with fifteen homers and 43 RBIs in 53 games in the last decade against the Twins. Before last night's game, Ortiz was interviewed on NESN, and when he was asked if he makes any extra effort when playing the Twins, as if to prove to them what they're missing. He gave his trademarked smile, and said, "I think they already know."

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