ST. LOUIS — David Ortiz, chairman of the impromptu gathering, didn’t clear it with his manager. In fact, he didn’t even consider such a thing. Protocol? What do you mean, protocol?
After all, it was the middle of Game 4 of the World Series, and the chance of another Red Sox title was slipping away faster than any radar gun could clock it. All Ortiz knew was that it was his time to talk.