David ‘Big Papi’ Ortiz is no doubt one of the best designated hitters this league has ever seen in it’s long long history.
With the tragedy in Boston happening earlier in the year, Ortiz and this Boston Red Sox team just like the New York Yankees after the World Trade Center attacks, have pulled their city together.
It’s odd to think that two acts of terrorism brought these two teams together in not only history but baseball. If you remember, New York played Boston’s signature ‘Sweet Caroline’ song during their game and fans of the Yankees held up signs in support of their rival city/team.
Now with the World Series starting tonight in Boston, Red Sox manager John Farrell said during a radio interview that David Ortiz will start at least one or two games at first base in this series.
Obviously the designated hitter rule isn’t upheld in the National League, so there will have to be a decision made between Mike Napoli and Ortiz.
With Ortiz and Napoli looking to split time in St. Louis, Farrell also said that Daniel Nava will start in left field at least once when the series carries over to St. Louis.
Farrell on @WEEI: Ortiz will be on field “one if not two” games in St. Louis
— Rob Bradford (@bradfo) October 23, 2013
Farrell said Nava will start in St. Louis in the bigger LF.
— Tim Britton (@TimBritton) October 23, 2013