Video: Ortiz on picking his HR Derby team
July, 6, 2011
Red Sox DH David Ortiz talked Tuesday with ESPN's Steve Berthiaume about how he picked his team for the Home Run Derby. Check out the video above.
"First of all I talked to [Adrian Gonzalez], my teammate. We hit in the same group in batting practice. I said 'Gonzo, you should go with me to the Home Run Derby,' and he was like 'Papi if you want me to I will.' And then I called my boy [Jose] Bautista. He told me the same thing. At the same time [Robinson] Cano told me he would do it. Cano's one of my boys. And that's how I put my team together. It was kind of easy for me."