Red Sox: David ‘Big Papi’ Ortiz reveals what being Dominican means to him

Like every September the Major League Baseball (MLB) is celebrating the ‘Heritage Month’, that is to say ‘Hispanic Heritage Month’, in which having roots or being of Latino nationalities is precisely commemorated. In recent days there have been various capsules in which Latino players talk about this issue and one of them is dand David Ortiz ‘Big Papi’ saying what being Dominican means to him.

David Ortiz is one of the players born in the Dominican Republic who has transcended the most in Major League Baseball and who, thanks to his sporting level and his numbers, has been considered a legend.

Now the ‘Big Pap’ revealed what it is for him to be Dominican, extolling the benefits that his nation brings him and the good things about it, since he described the Dominican Republic as “mangú, egg, beans and rice”, referring to food but also wealth.

David Ortiz left his legacy written within the Boston Red Sox, an organization in which he raised the name of the Dominican Republic, where he is ‘prodigal son’ for the awards he achieved as a major league player.


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I joined ‘Al Bat’ in September 2020, starting a new work stage in which I always seek to give my best version, in addition to leaving a significant mark on the passage of women in an industry that is managed mainly by men. Degree in Communication Sciences and Techniques from the Inter-American University for Development (UNID), I am a specialist in sports journalism, writing and editing texts, I have three years of experience covering sports, especially baseball from the Mexican Baseball League (LMB ), Liga Mexicana del Pacífico (LMP) and MLB. I was an intern at the LMB Leones de Yucatán Baseball Club, with whom I attended the 2019 Rey Series. I have done work for social networks such as the coverage of the 2019-2020 edition of the LMP Final for ‘Con Las Bases Llenas’. I am constantly updated on social networks, SEO, Google positioning, writing, digital journalism, as well as the place of women in the sports industry. Originally from Mérida, Yucatán, my first approach to baseball was in a game of Lions of Yucatán, in the ‘Kukulcán Álamo’ Park, in 2015; and that changed my life completely. The ‘Melenudos’ are the team of my loves and the greatest passion I have in this sport. Although I dedicate myself to baseball most of the time, my sport, in the beginning, was (and still is) soccer. Real Madrid and Bayern Munich won my heart and fans from ‘minute one’ and I am fortunate to have already seen them play live. Clearly, I am a fan of Cristiano Ronaldo and Manuel Neuer.

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