Video: The importance of David Ortiz
In the video above, ESPN's Tim Kurkjian talks about what David Ortiz means to the Red Sox:
"David Ortiz may not be the leader that he was 10 years ago, but he's still Big Papi in a lot of ways, and Bobby (Valentine) needs a leader on that club. You saw last year David Ortiz can still hit."
- Gordon Edes retweeted
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