“It’s one of those years that things go down like that,” Ortiz told WBZ-TV’s Dan Roche from the Boston locker room Sunday. “Hopefully next year, everyone goes as a group.”
Used to sending at least a handful of All-Stars, Ortiz is Boston’s lone star in this year’s mid-summer classic. It’s the first time since 2001 the Red Sox have just one All Star on the AL roster.
Ortiz On All-Star Game Part 1:
After hitting the break with 22 home runs, 57 RBI and a .312 average – all of which lead the Red Sox – Ortiz has certainly earned his spot. He will be the starting DH as the American League tries to end a two-year skid and clinch home field advantage in the World Series.
It will be Ortiz’ eighth All-Star game appearance, and suiting up for the AL has never gotten old "
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