David Ortiz walked off as the World Series MVP on Wednesday night, capping a dominant week in which he spurred the Boston Red Sox over St. Louis with a mix of power, patience and a most timely pep talk.
Ortiz hoisted reliever Koji Uehara over his shoulder after the final out of a 6-1 win, then Big Papi raised the gleaming gold trophy in his crowning achievement.
“I know I’m one of the forces for this ballgame and I like to take things personal,” he said. “And that’s been my whole career, a challenge.”
“I wasn’t trying to be the guy, but I know I got to get something done to keep the line moving,” he said. “I don’t even have to do anything today, I guess, the rest of the team took over.”
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Now a three-time champion, Ortiz is the last link to the Red Sox team that swept the Cardinals in 2004 and ended an 86-year title drought.
After a while, the Cardinals simply gave up trying to stop him "
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