“I don’t have enough words to describe who @davidortiz is, what David means to baseball…”
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) June 11, 2019
From all the latest reports out now it seems like David Ortiz will make a full recovery, but that doesn’t change how scary the entire situation has been. I still can’t believe someone tried to assassinate Big Papi. It all sounds like a fake story, but thankfully he’s back in Boston and seems to be in a good spot. His former teammates have begun reacting to the news and its just heartbreaking. Pedro played with Ortiz on the Sox for 2 seasons, but they’re both DR guys and thats a pretty tight knit community in baseball.
Jason Varitek is one of the most stoic guys you’ll ever see and was always pretty reserved in how he addressed the media. So to see this coming from Tek was really emotional.
“[My] heart goes out to Alex and D’Angelo and his wife. … It’s very scary …”
Jason Varitek was emotional when speaking about his former teammate David Ortiz pic.twitter.com/7Sg1PekFnY
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 10, 2019
To hear him nearly break down in tears while discussing David Ortiz being shot is heartbreaking. These guys were more than just teammates, they were like family. They played together for 9 years and both are still involved with the Red Sox organization to this day. It says a lot about how much people genuinely care for David Ortiz.
Kennedy: “We all remember in 2013 when we needed him the most, he was there for us.” Says now organization wants to be here for him.
— John Tomase (@jtomase) June 10, 2019
Prayers up to No. 34.