From SABR member Rob Neyer at FoxSports.com on January 22, 2015:
I’m blaming Twitter. Well, Twitter and my foolish pride. But I’m not blaming the beer! Because when I said I could run faster than David Ortiz, I was only halfway through my first pint.
This was last summer, in a bar just a few yards from Coors Field, where I’d just seen the Royals ace the Rockies in a pretty exciting game. I was sitting in a booth with Jonah Keri, and there was a clip of Big Papi laboring along the baseline and I said I could outrun him.
That was my foolish pride. Twitter got involved when Jonah sent this doozy out into the world:
“I’m willing to bet my house that I can outrun David Ortiz.” – @robneyer
Which sort of put me up against it, no? While I wasn’t at all sure that I actually am faster than Ortiz, now I sorta had to find out.
Originally published: January 23, 2015. Last Updated: January 23, 2015.