Respect is king for David Ortiz, and after he was not named to the American League All-Star Team, the larger-than-life designated hitter was quick to heap praise on the players who did make the roster.
The defending World Series champions have just one All-Star representative at the moment, with starting pitcher Jon Lester the only member of the Red Sox making the roster for the mid-summer classic.
In Boston, we love America, and we love our sports. So here’s a look at some of our sports stars who love our country just as much as we do.
There are many great nicknames in Red Sox lore. Will Markus “Mookie” Betts crack the list?
David Ortiz’s 450th career home run was part of the Red Sox hit parade in the Bronx.
Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz has gotten more attention for his mouth than his bat in recent days.
In the end, David Ortiz got his single. And now he’s sorry.
Mike Napoli provided early offense for the Sox with a homer and a steal of home against Oakland.
Major League Baseball executive Joe Torre says he doesn’t agree with Red Sox slugger David Ortiz about official scorers.
David Ortiz homered in the 10th, and the Sox won minutes later. But that doesn’t mean he was a happy Papi after the game.