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Ortiz helps Red Sox fan propose

Posted by Nick Cafardo, Globe Staff  June 10, 2007 06:35 PM

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PHOENIX - David Ortiz said he ran into a Red Sox fan last night in a parking lot. He said the fan, wearing an Ortiz jersey, came up to him and asked him if he could help propose to his girlfriend.

"He said 'I want to do something special for my girl. Can you help me?' I said sure. He said if he showed up early at the ballpark near the dugout that he would give me something to give to her."

When Ortiz noticed the man wearing a No. 34 Sox jersey, the man slipped Ortiz a box with the engagement ring, then brought his girlfriend over to meet Ortiz.

"I said to the woman, 'What do they call me?' She said, 'Big Papi!' What else? 'Mr. Clutch.'"

"I said, 'Well I have to come through right now once again.'"

That's when Papi presented her the ring on behalf of her boyfriend.

The woman accepted.

We were not able to get the couple's names because they were in the stands and we were on the field.

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