Teams place big bets on older players Aging stars can provide face value ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Look at how some of the key athletes in Boston sports have changed during their careers. At left is a “before” photo, and at right is a more recent photo. Left: Globe; right: Getty Images David Ortiz in 2000, and in 2013. Left: AP; right: Globe. Zdeno Chara in 2000, and in 2011. Left: AP; right: Getty Images Tom Brady in 2000, and in 2012. Right: AP Paul Pierce in 1998, and in 2013.