David Ortiz: My Playing Time Has "Already Expired"
OK, people, you can stop lighting candles in the hopes of David Ortiz returning to the Red Sox lineup in 2017. It ain't happening! In an interview with ESPN Deportes, Big Papi made it clear—again—that he is fully in retirement mode. Said Ortiz, "My playing time has already expired. Baseball is not something that you wake up today and you say, 'I'll play tomorrow'. Baseball is something that carries a lot of sacrifice, a lot of preparation, and there is a reason why we train the entire year to play it, practice every day, especially during the season, because it is a sport of consistency." Now, can we please get on with life on this particular planet? Thank you.