No, David Ortiz said. He had no idea what he was going to say when he took the microphone in front of more than 35,000 fans one year ago today.All he knew is what he felt. While his teammates had spent the days after the Boston Marathon bombings on the road in Cleveland, watching the horror and uncertainty unfold from afar, Ortiz was living it like the rest of us.Still rehabbing a heel injury in Boston, the larger-than-life icon known as Big Papi wasn’t a superstar athlete for those five fraught, frantic days.“I was a citizen,” he said.
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