David Ortiz: I'm an end of season guy

Updated: February 23, 2010, 6:53 AM ET
Associated Press

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- David Ortiz was in no mood to chat after the worst game of his worst season with Boston.

The struggling slugger had just gone 0 for 7 and stranded 12 runners in a 5-4 loss to the Los Angeles Angels last May 14. His batting average dropped from .220 to .208. His home run total remained at zero.

"Sorry, guys. I don't feel like talking today," the Red Sox designated hitter told reporters. "Just put down, `Papi stinks."

Fast forward to Monday, Ortiz's first ...

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