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No place like Boston for David Ortiz

Updated: September 7, 2010, 1:54 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Let's end one debate right now.

David Ortiz should be back in a Boston Red Sox uniform in 2011 as surely as Derek Jeter should -- and will -- return to the New York Yankees, and for many of the same reasons.

Ortiz, like Jeter, is the face of his franchise and remains an important part of the sports landscape in his town. He is what Paul Pierce is to the Celtics and Tom Brady is to the Patriots. Ortiz's image is not as pristine as Jeter's, not ...

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