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David Ortiz Scuffling, Boston Red Sox in Tough Position

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

It's a sight that is tough to swallow by Boston Red Sox fans.

For years, David Ortiz has been a symbol of power, a symbol that struck fear into opposing pitchers hearts. Fenway Park would erupt every time he stepped to the plate, and Ortiz would gladly give us a chance to cheer delivering clutch hit after clutch hit.

He was a trademark in the 2004 playoffs, helping the Red Sox beat the Yankees after being down 3-0 in what some describe as the greatest year in Red Sox history. "Big Papi" was at the high point in his career, and his big goofy smile was plastered over newspapers and photos.

But the David Ortiz that Boston fans have come to know is just an outline of his former self, both with his persona and...

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