Monday, February 22, 2016

David Ortiz Arrives At Final Red Sox Spring Training

(Mike Giardi Video Screenshot)
David Ortiz has entered the building. The Red Sox DH—in his final major league season—has arrived in camp at Fort Myers, Florida. The 2016 season will be a long, emotional farewell tour around baseball—hopefully capped with another World Series appearance in October. The 40-year old Papi has logged 19 years in the major leagues—compling a .284 batting average and a whopping .378 OPB. His 503 career HRs place him 27th on the all-time list. And, with a typical year, he will likely end up solidly in the Top 20. The Red Sox have the talent to go out and win a 9th World Series Championship.  Ortiz's final year should be enough added impetus to "Win One For The Papi".