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David Ortiz expects strong start

Red Sox DH preparing to eliminate recent seasons' early struggles this April

Originally Published: February 17, 2011
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- For starters, David Ortiz said he is not going to worry about how he begins this season.

After two consecutive miserable Aprils with the Boston Red Sox, designated hitter Ortiz is taking a page from the Jonathan Papelbon School of Coping with Adversity. Papelbon, you might recall, said last week that the secret for him to deal with the issues facing him this season is to not think about them.

"If I think, then I'm not a closer," Papelbon said in a unique variation ...

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