While I standby my utter and total disgust with the Boston Red Sux (which only grew stronger last week with the Coco Crisp fiasco...followed by the Manny-Jason battle in the dugout)...I must give credit where credit is due. So let's hear for the newest American citizen...Big Papi!
Today alongside 226 other immigrants...David Ortiz was officially sworn in as an American citizen. Call me sentimental...but I find the whole thing pretty cool.
He did not make a deal of the fact that he was doing this...in fact very few people knew that he was actually doing it. I love that he did not do this for the publicity....unlike another player who made such a show of it that I still hear about it nearly four years later. Not to say that it isn't a big deal...but my point is that there is something touching about the fact that Big Papi didn't do this for media attention or all-star votes...he did this for himself. The smile on his face as he left the courthouse said it all....he is proud to American which is totally awesome in my book.
So congrats to Big Papi....now if only he would pull a Johnny Damon and see the light.