Discussion

Ortiz puts PED talk behind him

Updated: December 7, 2009, 12:40 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic -- With more than two dozen kids crawling over his lap here Saturday afternoon, it was easy to imagine him as a Dominican Santa, assuming that this close to the equator, the dude loses the red suit and white beard, dons a jaunty white golf cap and bears an uncanny resemblance to another semi-mythical character.

Do you believe in Big Papi? These young heart patients certainly do, after being given new life due to expensive surgery and other life-saving ...

Read full story

Comments

You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?

EDITORS' PICKS

  • Closing The Gaps
    The Pats' run defense won't magically improve as the opponents get tougher, says Tedy Bruschi.
  • Opener Not Ruled Out
    Brad Stevens said it's a "possibility" Rajon Rondo could be ready for the opener.
  • BC Can't Look Back
    After nearly upsetting No. 24 Clemson, the Eagles must put the 'What ifs' aside and move on.
  • Latest Top 25
    Haverhill makes its debut in our statewide poll this week.
  • Kelly Combo Clicking
    Chris Kelly, Carl Soderberg and Loui Eriksson have formed the B's best line.

MORE BOSTON HEADLINES