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David Ortiz gets most write-in votes in Boston mayor election

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09:07 PM ET 11.07 | If David Ortiz had actually run for mayor, he probably would have won, right? Without doing a thing other than leading the Boston Red Sox to a World Series championship (which apparently counts for quite a bit), Ortiz received 560 write-in votes in the city's mayoral election this week, giving him the most write-in votes of anyone in the race. Of course, he still fell 71,954 votes short of defeating the mayor-elect Marty Walsh, but there's no denying that the people of Boston have a thirst to be led by one of the best designated hitters in the game, to have his on-field talents transfer seamlessly into public office.

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November 7, 2013  09:41 PM ET

Careful what you wish for Boston.

November 7, 2013  10:34 PM ET

I love Big Papi, but beyond hitting a Baseball he's dumber than a rock.

November 8, 2013  07:24 AM ET

I'm sure he'd be better than what they have in Toronto.

 
November 8, 2013  08:30 AM ET

This is a fun gag, but Papi has a good heart...I remember when he learned that a serviceman whom he had met while visiting Fenway had been killed in action, and he had tears in his eyes as he sought out a reporter to write a story about the guy. The writer obliged, and started off his article by saying how shocked he was to see a crying Papi looking for him in the clubhouse.

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