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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

The Big Bopper in Weston



(Red Sox slugger David Ortiz at bat in a Weston backyard Wiffle Ball game, Globe staff photo by Stan Grossfeld)

Although the Red Sox aren't playing October baseball, that didn't stop slugger David Ortiz from hitting some majestic home runs this past weekend.

Big Papi himself showed up in Weston for a game of backyard Wiffle Ball. Ortiz played with about 30 kids, although he complained that the bat was too light.

"I feel like I was hitting the ball with my arm," he told the Globe.

It was all for a good cause, though. Several Harvard Business School grads shelled out $30,000 at an auction for Ortiz's time, all of which will be donated to Good Sports Inc., a non-profit based in Dorchester that donates sporting goods for city youths.

-- Erica Tochin

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