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David Ortiz Has the Boston Red Sox in an Impossible Situation

Published by on May 25, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

As the ball sailed off David Ortiz's bat into one of the deepest parts of Fenway Park Wednesday night, it marked the end of a very emotional journey: for Ortiz, for the fans, and for the media who had made hitting that first home run such an important achievement.

If you are reading this blog, you undoubtedly are familiar with the nonstop coverage that has followed Ortiz's lackluster offense this season. Everyone has an opinion about what is "wrong" with Big Papi, and the story of the first home run took on a life of its own.

That's what happens when you are an ultra-popular former MVP candidate that plays for one of the most media-saturated clubs in all of sports.

But aside from the first long ball (which ...

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