David Ortiz is not of this Earth.
He is a strange visitor from another planet. Or, he's a freak of science grown in a lab somewhere.
He must be. How on earth do you explain what he's been doing in the Boston Red Sox current turn in the World Series? Simple. Nothing on Earth can explain it. So he must be superhuman.
Let's examine the stats on this guy.
37 years old.
6'4" 250 lbs. They're saying he's slimmed down a bit, which makes him quicker.
MLB Career BA .287 431 HR 1429 RBI
He is currently hitting an astonishing .733 and has 11 hits in 15 at bats during this World Series run.
He's hitting everything they're throwing at him HARD. There seems to be no way to pitch him, no location that St. Louis pitchers can throw at where he cannot make contact. And make no mistake, friends: the Cardinals have some of the best, if not the best pitching in the league. If these boys can't take him out, he simply can't be stopped. In fact, it's fair to say that this is the one bat that scares the Cardinals. The Dustin Pedroias, Jacoby Ellsburys, and Shane Victorinos are annoying and troublesome enough. This guy is just freakish. He's in a zone unlike anything I've seen in recent memory. And he's not nearly done. With a 3-2 World Series lead, the Sox return home to Fenway for Game 6 on Wednesday, and they may just wrap it up then. This ought to be good.
UPDATE: The Red Sox defeated the Cardinals in convincing fashion 6-1, and wrapped up their 2nd World Series title since 2007. This is also the first World Series that they've won on their home field since 1918, a stretch of 95 years.
CONGRATULATIONS, SOX!! WELL DONE!!
Now, who thinks David Ortiz should be in the Hall of Fame? Show of hands.