Ortiz enthused after running bases

Red Sox slugger David Ortiz took another encouraging step forward in his recovery on Monday, running the bases. Ortiz went home to first a few times, first to third a couple of times, and second to home.

“I ran today better than the last time I ran,” Ortiz said. “Everybody was pretty happy about it. I’m happy about it because nothing bothers me when I was running. That’s a plus. That is telling me that I’m going in the right direction, you know what I’m saying?”

Ortiz is confident he will be in the lineup when the Red Sox open their season at Yankee Stadium on April 1.

“Oh, I want to play way before that, you know what I’m saying? Of course, that’s why we’re doing all this stuff so I’m good to go for Opening Day,” Ortiz said. “The main goal right now is to make sure I get to play down here. If I play down here, that means I’m good to go, you know what I’m saying?”

3 Comments

Ortiz won’t have to run as much if he goes yard more!!!!!!! Go Sox!

“Ortiz running” is an oxymoron.
When I was in Little League one of my teammates was a chunky Polish kid and whenever he was running to first base his dad would be yelling, “Run, Bobby, run!!”
One time Bobby had had enough and he stopped halfway to first base and yelled back at hid dad, “I AM running!”
It was really hard to tell if he was running or walking funny.

That’s a priceless visual in my head!!

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