Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Alexandra Ortiz has the same beautiful swing as her father and displayed it as Catholic Memorial during a baseball clinic.
Red Sox fans almost had a lot more to worry about after his own daughter hit a rocket back at her father during a batting practice session at Catholic Memorial on Monday morning. Alexandra is the second batter on this video - and notice that same smooth lefty stroke as her father's swing. Big Papi was okay after his daughter's hit, and joked with her asking why she hit it so hard against her own father. She smiled back at him. Ortiz pitched to campers during the Citi Private Pass baseball clincic held for Citi credit card holders' children, provided they paid for the clinic at CM. See more about the baseball clinic here.
Big Papi instructed baseball clinic campers on the basics of baseball on Monday morning.
Red Sox slugger David Ortiz flashed his pearly whites, instructed players on the importance of education, and had a little photo session on Monday. Ortiz led the Citi Private Pass baseball clinic at Catholic Memorial. See a video here of Ortiz's daughter showing off that Ortiz swing - and more on the baseball clinic.
Monday, August 6, 2012
As a part of the Citi Private Pass Program, young baseball players participated in baseball clinic at Catholic Memorial led by the Red Sox slugger.
Red Sox slugger David "Big Papi" Ortiz instructed campers on their batting strokes, as well as the importance of education, while at a baseball clinic held at Catholic Memorial on Monday. During a Q&A session, a camper asked Ortiz what his focus was when he was a child, to which the slugger answered, "My focus at your age was education. Education can take you a long way...education comes first before sports." Ortiz then thanked his father for chasing him out of basketball courts in the Dominican Republic, to play baseball, because his father wanted him to be a baseball player. Ortiz said he liked basketball more growing up, and told the group of more than 100 little leaguers, that it's good to play multiple sports, not just one. The …
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Big Papi visited with some big and little puppies at Boston's Animal Rescue League. The Red Sox designated hitter played with shelter pups while munching on Popchips during an appearance Tuesday afternoon.
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Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Apparently, puppies love popchips… and designated hitters with a penchant for bedazzled jeans. The winning combination was put to the test on Tuesday afternoon when Red Sox slugger David Ortiz paid a visit to the Animal Rescue League as part of a contest promoting the all-natural potato chip brand. Ortiz posed for photos with adoring ARL staff before heading to the dog run for playtime with some of the shelter’s canine residents. A dog-lover himself, Ortiz is the proud father of a 3-year old terrier named Foxy. “That’s my girl, she won’t go to sleep unless I’m asleep,” he said. “Having a dog around…it’s like having another child.” Ortiz fielded questions from reporters about his free agency ("who doesn't [want to play with the Sox]?") …