Big Papi Gets Text Support

May 13, 2009 at 10:05 am by Terez in Big Papi, Boston Red Sox

Hey T, no sweat...I found my new calling

Hey T, no sweat...I found my new calling

David Ortiz is not struggling in solitude. Players from across the game have reached out over the last few days, particularly after ESPN caught Ortiz screaming into his helmet following a popout during Sunday night’s nationally televised game vs. Tampa Bay at Fenway Park. By Monday morning, Ortiz estimates he had received between 50 and 70 text messages from players like Ryan Howard of the Phillies and the New York Mets’ Carlos Delgado and Alex Cora , an ex-Sox teammate. “Everybody,” Ortiz said prior to last night’s series opener against the Los Angeles Angels. “Just telling me, ‘You know how good you are and how good you can be. Things aren’t always going to be flowers and roses. We learn from our mistakes and what doesn’t break you makes you stronger. So don’t listen to any of the crap that people have to say. You’ve done a whole bunch of things to get it done, and you’re going to get it done again.’ ” — Boston Herald

Papi, I hate to say it but you might be done. Sorry, I’ll send you a text message letting you know. -TO