Bill Russell Joins David Ortiz at Charity Golf Tournament in Dominican Republic


When most of us are freezing our you-know-whats off — most years — in early December, David Ortiz gathers some of the best in sports for his annual charity golf tournament.

The past guests include Pedro Martinez, Adrian Beltre, Andre Ethier, Dustin Pedroia, Luis Tiant and Jim Rice — among many others. This year’s tournament, benefiting the David Ortiz Children’s Fund and played at the Punta Espada course, boasted another crowd of big names on Friday.

Ortiz was active on Twitter during the event, offering updates and posting photos.

One of the photos featured two of Boston’s greatest clutch performers, plus the guy who is currently the hottest name in town.

The photo shows Ortiz, the official “Greatest Clutch Hitter in Red Sox History,” and former Celtics center Bill Russell, the greatest winner in the four major North American sports.

Bobby Valentine, the new manager of the Red Sox on a trip to recruit the free-agent slugger, sat in on what probably was a conversation about always coming up big when it mattered.

Check out the photo below.

Photo of the day

There are 11 NBA championships, two World Series titles, two NCAA men’s basketball championships, one Olympic gold medal and a Japan Series title in this photo. Can you find them all?

Bill Russell Joins David Ortiz at Charity Golf Tournament in Dominican Republic
Photo via Twitter/davidortiz

Quote of the day

“What went into the record books as a win was really a sham and a disgrace to competitive college sports. This game was equivalent to two boxers competing in the ring with one of them blindfolded. On nearly every offensive play by Norfolk State, the crowd noise was so high that it drowned out the play-calling. The team simply couldn’t hear the plays. This was not the case when Old Dominion had the ball. You could hear a pin drop when they were on offense. This partisan behavior by ODU fans was reprehensible by design and should be considered a shameful act to control the outcome. The results should be thrown out due to unsportsmanlike conduct by the fans.”
— Gary Anthony of Chesapeake in a letter to the editor published in The Virginian-Pilot, complaining about the crowd noise when the road team had the ball (via Larry Brown Sports)

Tweet of the day

Eric Mangini, probably.

Bill Russell Joins David Ortiz at Charity Golf Tournament in Dominican Republic

Video of the day

Nice hang time, Spike.

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