Ortiz:When I played for the Twins, back then, when you moved a runner over with a man on second and no outs, it was like you hit a home run. People would high-five you and congratulate you. This is something I never forget about — my very first at-bat here with the Red Sox, Grady Little was the manager. It was in spring training. I'm facing my boy, Kyle Lohse. There's a man on second, no outs. He threw me a two-seamer over there in the righthanded batter's box. I went out there to get it, rolled over, and hit a ground ball to second to move the runner over. When I got back to the dugout, nobody high-fived me. Grady Little was waiting for me. He told me, "Next time, I'm not expecting you to move him over. I'm expecting you to bring him in." When he said that to me, he had no idea of the monster that he woke up."
MLB presents 10 of David Ortiz's biggest, longest and most memorable home runs
Video of #500
It was Ortiz's 50th multi-home run game of his career.He has 33 career home runs at Tropicana Field, the most by a visiting player in the park's 18-year history.
Allan I have often thought the biggest motivator for the Sawx retaining Ortiz over the last few years hasn't been fear he would go to the MFY but that he would sign with Tampa.Imagine how many bombs he would hit in that dump playing 81 games there!
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