Michael Silverman, Herald:
All is calm, all is right: David Ortiz and his magical healing powers are back at work for the Red Sox and the city of Boston.Jonny Gomes:
Ortiz, the man who proclaimed "This is our (expletive) city" back in April when the city and nation were still reeling from the horrors of the Boston Marathon bombings, let his bat do the talking last night, and it spoke in epic style.
This is his (expletive) city, too.
Ortiz -- that just adds to his resume of awesomeness.Chad Finn, Globe:
[A]nyone in New England whose chief wardrobe accessory is a frayed and faded Red Sox cap has long since known the truth:
David Ortiz has a habit -- this delightful, historic habit -- of changing everything with one swing.
Ortiz did it again Sunday night, changing the tenor of this American League Championship Series heavyweight bout with the talented Tigers with one mighty swing. ...
"It's incredible. On the bench, there's nobody really surprised when he does something like he does," [Jarrod] Saltalamacchia said. "You watch it on TV for so many years, and growing up watching it, and then being on the bench and watching the ball go out and seeing him run the bases, it's incredible. It's like any other day. He gets excited, but you can't really tell he's any different, if he's rushed or he's calm. He's the same every day." ...
Leave it to [Ortiz] to remind us of what we should have learned through this rewarding summer: Doubting this team, let alone counting them out, is a fine way to look like the fool.