David Ortiz has hit the ball incredibly well since returning to the Red Sox lineup. On top of his strong play, he also cemented his place in local lore during the emotionally charged return to baseball after the Patriots Day bomb incident.

David Oritz was hitting the ball well but hadn’t yet hit a home run in 2013. Then the Astros came to town. Now David Ortiz has a home run in 2013! It’s really that simple.