The end of Ortiz’s career came without the fanfare it deserved

BOSTON — Fenway Park fell silent, incredulous, disbelieving.David Ortiz himself could not believe it, standing in the batter’s box for an extra beat or two, for the first time in his life appearing to hope an umpire would call a strike on him. He wasn’t alone.”I think we all were hoping for a strike,” said Mookie Betts, who was on first base.”So many times you think the script is written and he’s just waiting to play his part,” Red Sox […]