Big Papi could've been a big pain

Ortiz has taken the high road despite unhappiness over contract issues

Updated: August 12, 2011, 9:46 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

It was the end of a long night in Minnesota, and David Ortiz was still in high spirits after hitting a homer and driving in the winning run with a single on a four-hit night. He'd engaged in some humorous back-and-forth with reporters following the game, and now, as he was preparing to leave, I asked him whether he'd noticed that ESPN had resurrected the TV ad in which he is showing Yankees catcher Jorge Posada how to break in a new cap.

Ortiz, as part of his lesson to Posada, has just ...

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