Big Papi on Big Papi

David Ortiz, in his own words.

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Photograph by Toan Trinh

“What happened to me should teach everybody that you should never give up on anybody.”

“Everybody has something to prove each year. Everybody has a responsibility in this game. Even the batboy.”

“I just love the feeling from the fans, and when I’m walking on deck I can hear people screaming and wishing you the best. That puts you into the game more than anything.”

“I just swing hard in case I hit it—that’s it.”

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