Big Papi on Manny, himself, his wrist
David Ortiz talked about all kinds of things today. Most interesting were his thoughts on Manny Ramirez. For the first time, Papi spoke at length about his Manny’s suspension, even calling out his friend for not speaking yet to the public on what happened.
Interestingly, Ortiz is very upbeat these days about his own struggles, feeling it is just a matter of time before he becomes a dangerous threat again. And in a display of just how popular Ortiz is, he said he got 50 to 70 text messages from around the league Sunday night after ESPN showed him looking very despondent in the dugout after an out.
And during the game, a 4-3 victory by the Sox Tuesday night, Ortiz was belted on the left wrist. Wouldn’t you know it was the exact same spot where the injury occurred last year? Big relief for the Red Sox, as Ortiz said by the end of the night he was fine and he expected to play Wednesday.