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Photo of the Day: David Ortiz in a Patriots jersey

Miami Dolphins v New England Patriots

FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 18: David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox looks on from the sideline before the game between the New England Patriots and the Miami Dolphins at Gillette Stadium on September 18, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

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I have a lot of feelings about this photo, taken yesterday, as David Ortiz served as honorary captain for the New England Patriots. Among them:


  • David Ortiz looks like one of the biggest baseball players around but the second you put him in a football jersey he looks like any fan out of the stands. Football players are big, y’all.
  • I saw an ESPN thing yesterday with this and it talked about Ortiz being on the “Mt. Rushmore of Boston Sports,” along with Bobby Orr, Tom Brady and Larry Bird. I love me some Big Papi and, if championships are what matters, fine, Ortiz goes. I feel like Ted Williams and Yaz might demand a recount, however.
  • Tom Brady has been a vocal supporter of Donald Trump. David Ortiz hates Trump. Ortiz, however, as evidenced by both his words on the subject and this number 12 jersey, is a huge Brady backer, particularly with respect to Brady’s plight in the whole DeflateGate mess. Which just goes to show you: people can still disagree politically, yet still be friends.

Awww.

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