David Ortiz’ No. 34 is being retired by the Red Sox, but is he the greatest No. 34 ever? If he isn’t, he’s at the very least in the discussion.
While the Red Sox have searched for an identity and gotten sidetracked by sideshows, they still remain among the best teams in baseball.
As David Ortiz prepares to have his number retired Friday night, Pedro Martinez, in a Players' Tribune piece, recalls how his dinner with Big Papi changed the fortunes of the Red Sox.