NEW YORK — David Ortiz looked to his right on Monday afternoon at Citi Field and saw Dustin Pedroia and Clay Buchholz being interviewed by groups of reporters.
“This year,” the Red Sox designated hitter said, “I can take a team photo. Last year I was all by myself and I didn’t take any pictures.”
Ortiz went to the All-Star Game alone last season when it was held in Kansas City. Nobody else from the depleted and demoralized Red Sox was deemed worthy of an invitation.
Now Ortiz is among friends and that has made his ninth All-Star Game a more enjoyable experience.
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