A serious David Ortiz speaks his mind

Longtime DH was only player to chime in during Sox's first team meeting

Updated: February 26, 2012, 1:21 PM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- David Ortiz, the man known as Big Papi in the baseball world, has become the longtime face of the Boston Red Sox.

Without Jason Varitek and Tim Wakefield around the clubhouse, Ortiz is now the longest-tenured member on the team. He's always around with that big smile, that big laugh, and he's always ready to hand out hugs to anyone who is willing to be embraced by the big man.

Ortiz was in a different frame of mind on Saturday.

When the team held its annual ...

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