UPDATE 04/29/2013: David Ortiz and wife Tiffany Ortiz are filing for divorce. David has asked for privacy in the matter, so not much is known about the reasons for the divorce as of now. As a Red Sox fan, all I can say is that I hope this is the reason for his early-season resurgence and won’t jeopardize that.
The Red Sox have enjoyed quite a run since David Ortiz signed with them back in 2003. He was instrumental in the 2004 and 2007 championships and is a bonafide club house leader. Ortiz’s clutch games are held in the same regard as fellow local legends Larry Bird and Tom Brady. It may seem as if we are watching him ride off into the sunset, but you’ll have to forgive us for that – he was hampered by injuries last year and is now 37 years old. However, if I were a betting man, I’d wager Big Papi still has at least a few more big hits left in him.
Synonymous with his time in Boston has been David Ortiz’s wife Tiffany Ortiz. Formerly Tiffany Brick, they first met when Ortiz was still with the team the originally signed him from the Dominican Republic, the Seattle Mariners. Their Single A team is located in Wisconsin, which is where Tiffany lived. This fact is important and ultimately probably doesn’t sit well with Boston fans, as Tiffany convinced Ortiz to be a Packers fan.
David and Tiffany were married in 2002 and have 3 children – Jessica, Alexandra and D’Angelo. Aside from raising their children, Tiffany has been involved in the charity work done by the Red Sox wives, including the annual Red Sox Foundation charity fashion show. The family has been very charitable over the years, founding The David Ortiz Children’s Fund in 2007, which is used to donate towards various organizations to assist children in need.