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David Ortiz in Hall of Fame? Here’s why it could happen

FORT MYERS, Fla. — When David Ortiz was signed to a contract extension on Sunday, Red Sox owner John Henry was quoted on the press release saying, “We are so proud to have this ambassador of our game with us as he continues on this road to Cooperstown.”

On Twitter and elsewhere, it was immediately pointed out that Ortiz was once tied to the use of performance-enhancing drugs and such players have so far been denied induction into the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.

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