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Picture of the Day: Bobby Valentine visits David Ortiz in the Dominican Republic

Dec 2, 2011, 10:27 PM EDT

We learned earlier today that new Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine was scheduled to travel to the Dominican Republic this weekend to participate in David Ortiz‘s charity golf tournament. Oh, and to help in the recruiting process to retain the veteran slugger. Well, according to a picture posted to Ortiz’s Twitter account, the wooing is already underway:


  1. philsphan34 - Dec 2, 2011 at 10:42 PM

    Maybe it’s just the lighting in this picture, but Big Papi looks like one big sweaty bastard

    • rje49 - Dec 3, 2011 at 8:04 PM

      But nothing around the armpits??? Got to be shadows.

  2. cur68 - Dec 2, 2011 at 10:43 PM

    Did Bobby spill his drink on Papi? Papi’s shirt look soaked. That’s not gonna help the recruiting…

  3. shadows in bloom - Dec 2, 2011 at 10:48 PM

    those are the latest things – they are called shadows! see them all over bobby and the stuff in the background.i bought mine on ebay!

    • poreef - Dec 2, 2011 at 10:49 PM

      I thought it was sunny all the time down there.

      • Glenn - Dec 3, 2011 at 8:32 AM

        That would be Philadelphia.

      • Glenn - Dec 3, 2011 at 8:32 AM

        You can’t have shadows without sun.

      • sneschalmers - Dec 3, 2011 at 9:12 AM

        Uhh what about light from a camera flash?

        If you look at the dark shape on Papi’s shirt, it looks like the head/shoulders of a guy holding a camera.

      • mrhojorisin - Dec 5, 2011 at 12:09 PM

        If it’s the shadow of a guy taking a picture, that would mean there was a bigger, brighter flash behind HIM. I think the photography industry would have addressed the issue if your camera threw your shadow over your subjects every time you used the flash, at least in the directions. “Make sure the camera is between you and your subject, not behind you, before taking a photo.”

  4. adamthescumbag - Dec 2, 2011 at 11:18 PM

    It is always sunny down there, they’re just under a Chicken Shack sign.

    Damn I’d like to hang out with those guys. They’ll be getting some serious trim tonight.

  5. randygnyc - Dec 3, 2011 at 12:23 AM

    People who abuse steroids, cocaine and amphetamines, sweat profusely. It just so happens that in this picture, they are shadows. The outline of bobby’s head and raised hand are evident on Big Mami’s chest. Word is, he had just changed a sweat soaked shirt 5 minutes before Bobby showed up.

  6. jwbiii - Dec 3, 2011 at 12:53 AM

    Did David Ortiz and Jay-Z ever settle their territorial pissing lawsuit?

    I assume this photo was taken in Ortiz’s club, which may or may not be known as Forty Forty.

  7. Charles Gates - Dec 3, 2011 at 8:26 AM

    Ahh…the company’s expense account. If only mine was that deep.

  8. casey5jones - Dec 3, 2011 at 11:42 AM

    They are shadows… The end!

    Look at Bobby’s shirt though, he looks like he’s right at home in the DR.

    • jwbiii - Dec 3, 2011 at 7:25 PM

      Short sleeved dress shirts are pretty common in Texas. He’s probably got a few left over.

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