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Let Big Papi Leave With Dignity

Published by on May 21, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

He may have hit his first home run of the season last night, and that may help turn his season around, but let's face facts.  David Ortiz is no longer the greatest clutch hitter in baseball.  He's not the best hitter on the Red Sox.  Big Papi is no longer Big Papi.

It's like realizing Batman is really Bruce Wayne or Spiderman is really just Peter Parker.  He's not beyond human anymore.  How many guys could you put in the majors that have a .210 average, one homer, and a .320 on base percentage?  My guess is lots.

Let's not kid ourselves, either.  While his blast to deep center against the Blue Jays can help his mental state, it won't fix everything.  There will come a time this s...

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