Big Papi Big Ppi Quotes

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Joe Wholey
Ms. Parent
Freshman English - Blue Day Block 2
20 October 2017
Summer Reading Essay The novel Big Papi: My Story of Big Dreams and Big Hits by David Ortiz, shows that David Ortiz relied on friends, family, and teammates to help him get through hard times. David Ortiz is a man from the Dominican that came to America to play baseball. David Ortiz is now a three-time Red Sox World Series Champion with the Boston Red Sox. Love and friendship as it is shown in Big Papi: My Story of Big Dreams and Big Hits, is when David talks about the bond between all Dominicans in the game of baseball. The message of love and friendship between teammates is shown in many ways from the perspective of David Ortiz within the quote:
“In major-league baseball, especially, there is a kinship among Dominican Players. [Pedro] Martinez might play for the New York Mets and Ortiz for the Red Sox, and Albert
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These friendships are sometimes shown on the field or off. The opponents sometimes meet up on the field before the game, they sometimes hug and talk for a while. They also tend to talk when the player has reached base and their friend is the baseman. David Ortiz loved having fun with friends in the Dominican Republic, a country in the Caribbean that is twice the size of New Hampshire (MapFight). Ortiz states:
“While I’m at it, let me tell you something else, too: In the Dominican, we don’t look at people as being different colors, different races, things like that. We are all just people. Sometimes, People ask me now about racism and things like that and here’s what I tell them: In the Dominican, there’s really no such thing. I’m serious bro. In the Dominican, there are people whose skin is light, dark, and anything in between. Nobody gives it a second thought. At least that’s how I was raised” (Ortiz

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