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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Thanks For The Memories Boston

Those are the things I am going to remember. In 50 years, when people say the name David Ortiz, I don’t care if people know my numbers. It would be great to be remembered as a Hall of Famer, but let me tell you what I really care about.…

I hope people remember me as a guy who brought people together and brought a lot of fun to the game.

This game is supposed to be fun, right?

I remember when I first came to this country, I noticed that in America, people only hug when bad things happen. When there’s a disaster, or a bombing, or a tragedy, you hug.

In Latin America, you hug whenever anything happens.

So when I started playing in the big leagues, it seemed like everybody in baseball was very selfish. That was the culture. Most guys wanted to do things on their own. People said they were being “serious,” but really they were just being cold.

Where I’m from, when something good happens on a baseball field, you hug.

####, when something bad happens, you hug.

When I got to the Red Sox, I started giving my teammates big bear hugs when they hit a home run. Nobody really used to do that. At first, the media thought it was funny. They called us “the Idiots.” Back then, if a guy hit a home run, everybody high-fived and then sat down and ate f*****g sunflower seeds. That’s what being a professional was all about.

If I accomplished one thing in this game, I hope I ended that stupid mindset. I hope I brought people together.

Jose is El Absurd Pollo Posted: November 23, 2016 at 02:04 PM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: big papi, pedro, red sox

 

 

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