Monday, October 28, 2013

David Ortiz Starts Again At First Base In Game 5

Papi Holds Court
File this one under: DUH! David Ortiz is hitting a "Boeing" in the World Series (.727), so it's no surprise that he will again be manning first base in Game Five of the World Series. David Ross will also get another start—since he is virtually Jon Lester's personal catcher these days. Ortiz is now ranked as the leading hitter in World Series history (with a minimum of 10 games played). Ortiz is also now ranked fifth all time in slugging percentage in the Fall Classic (.795), behind only Barry Bonds, Willie Aikens, Amos Otis and Troy Glaus. And, he delivers a helluva speech. As Ross stated, "That's why we call him 'Cooperstown.'"