Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Big Papi's Big Day

Although David Ortiz may still be on the DL, he achieved one of his proudest accomplishments off the field today in Boston. Along with 226 others, Big Papi became a U.S. citizen during a ceremony this afternoon at the John F. Kennedy Library in Dorchester. "My whole family, kids, and everyone have been born here," Ortiz told the Boston Globe and other reporters. "It's a great country, proud to be here, now proud to be a part of it."

So does this mean that Ortiz might get caught up in the election fever gripping the nation? Not necessarily so, says his wife Tiffany. "We haven't really talked about the whole voting thing," she said. Hopefully, however, he won't be swayed by Curt Schilling's influence in the locker room...

For more photos of Big Papi's big day, click here.

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