5/25/2008 01:31:00 AM

Vote In The Poll...Should Ortiz Be Able To Call His Shot?

Posted by Mark McCray |

Janie McCauley/AP Sports:

David Ortiz is used to the New York Yankees not wanting him around.

As part of All-Star game festivities this summer at Yankee Stadium, the Boston Red Sox slugger is slated to take part in a “Call Your Shot” promotion in which a fan gets to pick where they want Big Papi to clear the fence.

That is, unless the Yankees talk Major League Baseball out of letting him do it on the day of the Home Run Derby.

“I don’t know about the Yankees. I don’t really care,” Ortiz said Friday before Boston opened a weekend series against the Oakland Athletics. “It’s good (the promotion). That’s why I’m doing it. … I don’t know if it will happen.”

The event is sponsored by MLB along with State Farm, which finances the Home Run Derby. The Yankees were discussing whether they wanted Ortiz to take part in such a deal—though it ultimately might not be up to them.

“We’ve been in communication with Major League Baseball,” Yankees president Randy Levine said Friday. “We’re having a discussion on the topic.”
Should Ortiz be allowed to take part in this promotion during the last all-star weekend ever held at Yankee Stadium???



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