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A Rewarding Read To Start This Father’s Day Off! – Respect Big Papi (David Ortiz) [BLACK STAR SPORTS]

Afrispora™ on 06/19/2016 0 Comments • Tags: #baseball #dominican #salonculture #socialculture

Again! A Rewarding Read To Start This Father’s (or is it?, Papi’s) Day Off!


Just quickly connecting a few nuggets and gems I come across of importance in an Afrispora way (Africa + Diaspora= Afrispora)

This excerpt is a quote from an interview of which does a range of things primarily related to how David Ortiz is a Father figure to Hanley Ramirez and other Dominican and Latin American players.

Boston at Kansas City

Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz before the start of play against the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS via Getty Images)

Oh, you don’t wanna know. Hahaha. Oh, no. But what I’m saying is, it’s how we are. We want to make every one of us happy. We know what struggle means. We know how important it is to have your second family. When I see people struggle, it bothers me. I don’t care if you play for any other ball club. I remember, I saw this thing that Jackie Robinson said about how the importance of life is not what you do for yourself, it’s when you make a difference in somebody else’s life. That’s so true.”


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