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It’s not unusual for ESPN talking heads to make boneheaded comments. In fact, it’s probably the norm. But we were taken by surprise when former Mets manager Bobby Valentine made a huge goof during ESPN’s telecast of the 2010 Home Run Derby.
So yeah, that’s DAVID Ortiz, not Jose. You know, all those Hispanic guys look alike and they’re all named Jose, right? Bobby V at least picked the right winner even if he didn’t get his name right. Ortiz went on to win the Home Run Derby.
“Big Papi” has turned around his season after a really slow start, and hit the All-Star break with 18 homers. Ortiz was great throughout the competition with 8 home runs in the first round, 13 home runs in the second round and then 11 in the last round to beat Florida Marlin Hanley Ramirez, who we assume Bobby V calls ‘Jose Ramirez’. Big Papi jacked 32 bombs in the derby, good enough for 3rd on the all-time list behind Bobby Abreu (41) and Josh Hamilton (35).
Bobby V may mix up the Latin players names, but I know one Latina whose name he would never get wrong: Elizabeth Mendez.
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