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Big Papi: People gave up too fast

David Ortiz says he's moved beyond last year's early-season struggles

Updated: February 25, 2010, 11:24 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Two batting lines from 2009 for your consideration, accumulated from June 1 to the end of the season. Both players were born in the same year, 1975.

Player A: 23 HRs, 83 RBIs, .292 BA, .400 OBP, .520 SGP.

Player B: 27 HRs, 81 RBIs, .264 BA, .356 OBP, .548 SGP.

Player A was voted the postseason MVP by the New York baseball writers and was the toast of Gotham.

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