Roche: Appreciating Papi

July 10, 2013 3:34 PM
Roche: Appreciating Papi
" BOSTON (CBS) – David Ortiz continues to amaze, even in his 17th season in the big leagues.

Ortiz has been, and probably will continue to be, under the microscope because of what he’s been able to do at 37-years-old.

Ortiz has played in 72 games this season and his hitting a robust .327 with 18 home runs, 62 RBI, 45 runs, 21 doubles, with an .OPS of 1.032. In Boston’s win over the Mariners Tuesday night in Seattle, Ortiz notched four hits, including his 18th home run and two doubles, scored three runs, and stole a base.

With the four hits, David tied Harold Baines for the most hits all-time by a designated hitter with 1,688.

There are no signs of Ortiz slowing down, either.

And, maybe voters should start looking at a Hall of Fame category to get Ortiz and Edgar Martinez into Cooperstown. Heck, David is just like a closer in many ways in that he has one specialty (just a thought) "

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