David? Or Tease?

Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz
(Barry Chin / Globe Staff)

The Big Question Is...
Which One Are We Going to See This Summer?

You Can't Put Much Stock Into What Papi Says ...
But Maybe He'll Just Let His Bat Do the Talking This Year

Feb. 22, 2010, David Ortiz says...: "My focus point right now is do some damage... I'm not going to lie to you, I wasn't feeling comfortable [last year] I guess you have a lot of games too early last year, important games, like the WBC, you wasn't ready for, you putting pressure on yourself just because you want to produce and you're not ready for the time and that cuts you off from doing what you gotta do at this time of the season to get prepared for the season. It's a lot of things that you get caught into and next thing you know the season gets started the way it did for me last year, but it's a totally different situation right now."

Feb. 16, 2009, David Ortiz says...: "I'm feeling fine right now, I have no problem swinging... Things didn't work out the way I expected [in 2008], but sometimes there are people that don't see the positive side of all that, they just see the negative. I just put that in the past. I know I can hit.... I just want to be healthy like I am right now. If I'm healthy, I know I can do some damage."

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