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Remembering David Ortiz’s greatest quotes with the Red Sox


David Ortiz was one of the best ever with a bat in his hands, which is why he’s heading to Cooperstown this weekend. But he was also a Hall of Famer with a microphone in front of him.

When he’s inducted into the Hall of Fame on Sunday, the chances are high Ortiz will say something memorable during his speech. Whether it was during clubhouse interviews or on camera, the Red Sox legend was never shy about speaking his mind throughout his career. It was what made Big Papi, well, Big Papi.

With his induction now just days away, here’s a look back at some of the funniest and most memorable quotes of Ortiz’s career – in no particular order.

A simple approach – July 10, 2006

With 541 career home runs – 17th on the all-time list – on his resume, one may think Ortiz had a complicated way of hitting. Not so fast? As he began to produce a monster 2006 season that included a career-high 54 homers, Ortiz explained his methods.


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