[KINDLE] ❅ Papi: My Story ❦ David Ortiz – Islecook.co.uk

Papi: My Story As a devout Red Sox fan I have followed David Ortiz s career since his arrival in Boston I enjoyed this read, learned some things I didn t know about baseball and the Red Sox Organization Mostly I was fascinated to read David s approach to playing He was so exceptional is so many ways and to hear him describe how much of this came about was compelling I was thrilled to learn what a genuinely nice guy Manny Ramirez was is and how hard he worked as a player and how truly smart he was I had forgotten the role Pedro played in getting David to the Red Sox and I was disappointed to learn that the Sox didn t go to him when going after big dollar players whom David knew could or could not survive the gauntlet of being a player in Boston Very enjoyable read. I am not a Red Sox fan, but you can t tell the story of baseball in the 21st Century without mentioning David Ortiz He refreshingly points out his highs, his lows, times when he didn t feel respected and the people he disagreed with and why It was truly insightful and is a very quick read Highly recommend this especially at such a great price I like baseball a lot, but not especially the Red Socks I don t dislike them at all, I just never followed them that closely But guys like Ted Williams, Yaz, and Big Papi commanded my attention I used a Christmas gift card to grab Papi and am so glad I did The book follows him from his childhood in the Dominican Republic right up to the day of his retirement The revelations he relates about his managers and fellow players are worth the price of the book alone I liked everything about this book, and especially recall his rousing speech following the marathon massacre If you like reading about genuine heroes and superstars, Papi is the book for you. Seems like an honest autobiography Not everything was perfect Ortiz had a number of issues with media and Red Sox management But he worked through it and in the end became a Red Sox for life.Lots of behind the scenes looks at what it is like to play professional baseball It not as glamorous as it often looks Told if first person through Michael Holly it is an easy and fun read Hitting takes a lot of study He really worked at that part of the game. An Entertaining, Unfiltered Memoir By One Of The Game S Greatest, Most Clutch Sluggers And Beloved Personalities David Big Papi Ortiz Is A Baseball Icon And One Of The Most Popular Figures Ever To Play The Game As A Key Part Of The Boston Red Sox For Years, David Has Helped The Team Win Three World Series, Bringing Back A Storied Franchise From Never Wins To Always Wins He Helped Them Upend The Doubts, The Naysayers, And The Nonbelievers And Captured The Imagination Of Millions Of Fans Along The Way, As He Launched Balls Into The Stands Again And Again And Again He Made Boston And The Red Sox His Home, His Place Of Work, And His Legacy As He Put It This Is Our F Ing City Now, Looking Back At The End Of His Legendary Career, Ortiz Opens Up Fully For The First Time About His Last Two Decades In The Game Unhindered By Political Correctness, Ortiz Talks Colorfully About His Journey, From His Poor Upbringing In The Dominican Republic To When The Expansion Florida Marlins Passed Up A Chance To Sign Him Due To What Was Essentially Tennis Elbow He Recalls His Days In Peoria, Arizona, His First Time In The United States Tense Exchanges With Twins Manager Tom Kelly In Minnesota And His Arrival In Boston Listeners Go Behind The Scenes For The Many Milestones Of His Red Sox Career From The Huge Disappointment Of The Red Sox Losing To The Yankees In , Ending The Curse In With The Infamous Band Of Idiots , Including His Extraordinary Clutch Hitting To Overcome A Series Deficit Against The Yankees, To Earning A Second Title In And A Third In Along The Way He Was Tainted By The Infamous Banned Substances List In He Used His Passion And Place To Fortify A City Devastated By The Boston Marathon Bombings And He Dominated Pitchers Right Up Through His Retirement Season At Age Papi, As He Became So Affectionately Called, Gave His Fans Big Hits When They Needed Them Most He Was An Even Bigger Presence He Was A Champion Who Rallied A Team, A City, And A Sport In A Way That No One Will Ever Forget In Papi, His Ultimate Memoir, Ortiz Opens Up As Never Before About His Life In Baseball And About The Problems He Sees In Major League Baseball, About Former Teammates, Opponents, Coaches, And Executives, And About The Weight Of Expectation Whenever He Stepped Up To The Plate The Result Is A Revelatory, Fly On The Wall Story Of A Career By A Player With A Lot To Say At The End Of His Time In The Game, A Game To Which He Gave So Much And Which Gave So Much To Him

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