2001: An Ortiz Odyssey
Sept. 5 – The Red Sox pummeled the Detroit Tigers 20-4 in a game that featured more runs than Boston scored during the entire six games of the ALCS . A night full of highlights was trumped by David Ortiz recording career hits No. 1999 [a home run to Prince’s “1999”], No. 2000 [an RBI double to the theme from “The Natural”} and No. 2001 [another home run, this one to the theme of “2001: A Space Odyssey.” Little did Boston know just how far this season’s odyssey would take the Red Sox. A coupl days later David Ortiz held a fan's baby for the National Anthem.