Welcome Back, Big Papi


David Ortiz has been cleared to play in tonight’s game, where he’ll pick back up his runs for AL MVP, Red Sox single-season home run recordholder and — if he gets especially hot — 60-homer-club member.

More importantly, however, Big Papi is healthy and playing again. It’s good for the Red Sox, it’s good for Boston, and it’s good for baseball.

7 comments… add one
  • I think every baseball fan welcomes his return, and we look forward to his second consecutive 2nd-place finish behind a Yankee in the MVP balloting.

    YF September 5, 2006, 4:12 pm
  • I’ll gladly give Jeter the award if he follows in A-Rod’s footsteps with regard to living up to the “MVP” designation next year.

    Paul SF September 5, 2006, 4:14 pm
  • Zing!
    So glad to see Ortiz back…the reaction from Fenway tonight when he steps to the plate should be special.

    mouse September 5, 2006, 5:41 pm
  • Still with the Jeter for MVP stuff? I can’t comprehend how, in the modern era, a player with fewer than 15 home runs and 100 RBIs could be a league MVP, unless his performance in some other major category was utterly dominant. Being 2nd in BA and 4th in OBP doesn’t cut it.
    I would argue that Jeter is not even the most valuable player on his own team this year. That would go to Wang, IMHO.

    airk September 5, 2006, 5:50 pm
  • George Kottaras has been acquired by Boston from San Diego to complete the David Wells trade. Looks like Kottaras is going from Portland to Portland and will play in the Sea Dogs playoffs.

    attackgerbil September 5, 2006, 6:06 pm
  • Welcome back, Papi.

    SF September 5, 2006, 6:13 pm
  • Cousin dating is, is not okay

    cystone himalaya June 27, 2007, 9:57 pm

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