There aren’t enough adjectives to describe the play of David Ortiz during the World Series.
The 37-year-old slugger boasted a .688 batting average and a .760 on-base percentage against the Cardinals, going 11-for-16 with two home runs and six RBIs throughout the six games.
The seemingly impossible out proved to be a catalyst in the series, propelling the Red Sox with his bat, but also with his leadership skills as evidenced by his riveting and powerful dugout speech that he delivered during Game 4 just before Jonny Gomes‘ monstrous home run.
Big Papi, to no surprise, was named the World Series MVP, and his unbelievable postseason play even impressed home plate umpire Jim Joyce and St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina before he was bestowed the honor.
After Ortiz took a massive cut, slicing a ball foul during Game 6, Molina and Joyce took the opportunity to speak about the designated hitter’s raw power and presence at the plate.
“This guy’s unbelievable,” FOX audio picked up Molina saying.
“He’s fun to watch,” Joyce replied.
Check out the exchange that Big Papi is oblivious to in the video below.