David Ortiz Home Run Derby Win May Translate Into Second Half
It’s considered an exhibition by everyone, not much more than a little midseason fun to most. Very few consider the annual Home Run Derby to offer any sort of indication as to what the future holds for the winner. And the more cynical among us chalk it up to an ESPN-driven circus that does little but ruin the swings of those who participate. The Red Sox, who saw designated hitter David Ortiz mash his way to the derby title Monday night in Angel Stadium, hope that is not the case. They may even have reason to believe that Ortiz’s performance...