Since coming off the DL on April 20th, Red Sox David Ortiz (aka. Big Papi) has had one of the hottest bats in baseball. David Ortiz, mid warm up, turns back to the crowd. To quote CBS Boston’s Dan Roche: There were some out there who didn’t think Big Papi would return (because his Achilles was so bad) or even should return (because of how well the Sox were doing without him). They were wrong on both cases. David Ortiz is simply amazing. It is extraordinary that at 37-years old, Big Papi is putting up career numbers at the plate. Remember that Ortiz’s only success has been as a designated hitter, as the extent of his defense since 2005 is playing first base 46 times. Here are his numbers from this season: (more…) © Kate for Lady Loves Pinstripes, 2013. | Permalink | No comment | Post tags: Alex Rodriguez, Big Papi, Boston Red Sox, Dan Roche, David Ortiz, Ortiz, Run batted in, Silver Slugger Award The post Yankees: Alex Rodriguez vs. David Ortiz appeared first on Lady Loves Pinstripes.