Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is at the peak of his popularity in the city of Boston at the moment. The 38-year-old has been a part of three championship teams and hit .688 in the World Series this year. As it turned out, the Red Sox finished off the Cardinals exactly one week prior to election day. Guess who came in third in the city of Boston’s mayoral race?
Yes, David Ortiz. According to WGBH, Big Papi’s name was written onto 560 ballots. While that number is hardly overwhelming, it was good enough to put Ortiz in the top three of the race behind John Connolly and Marty Walsh, who won the election. Walsh “beat” Ortiz by more than 70,000 votes, but let’s all remember that Ortiz didn’t even run. That’s impressive.
Of course, it all boils down to timing. Had the mayoral election taken place in February and the New England Patriots happened to win the Super Bowl, Tom Brady may have earned enough write-in votes to be elected. Sorry Major League Baseball, the truth hurts.