This morning, the airwaves were electrified as the beloved Boston Red Sox legend, David Ortiz, affectionately known as “Big Papi,” graced the airwaves of Toucher & Rich. Known for his towering home runs and clutch performances, shared a treasure trove of memories from his career with the Red Sox.
As a three-time World Series champion, Ortiz left an indelible mark on the team’s history, solidifying his place in the baseball Hall of Fame. Over the course of his career with the Sox, Ortiz’s notable stats are nothing short of jaw-dropping: 541 home runs, 1,768 RBIs, a .290 batting average, and a staggering 2,472 hits.
During the interview, Ortiz opened up about some of the more colorful moments behind the scenes during his Red Sox tenure. One particular incident was when he recounted how some members of the team almost got into a physical altercation with former Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine. Ortiz reminisced about former manager Terry Francona’s unique meeting style. He shared the hilarious revelation that Francona occasionally held team meetings while seated on the porcelain throne.
But the storytelling didn’t stop there. The candid conversation turned to a slightly misfortunate yet memorable incident when Ortiz accidentally lost his $150,000 necklace down a sewer. He also shared his admiration for WBZ Boston’s Dan Roche, who covered the slugger throughout his Red Sox career.