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David Ortiz finishes third in Boston mayoral election

- November 7th, 2013
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David Ortiz acting all mayor-like.
(AFP)

The city of Boston sure loves its Big Papi.

David Ortiz, fresh off claiming World Series MVP honours, came third Tuesday in the city’s mayoral election.


Of course he did.

“Several Red Sox players were named in write-in candidates, and while not official, David Ortiz led the pack,” elections department spokesperson John Guilfoil told the Boston Herald.

Ortiz’s tally was “roughly 72,000″ votes short of the election’s winner, Martin J. Walsh, according to the Herald.

John Connolly was the only other candidate on the ballot. In total, 560 write-in votes were cast.

Ortiz is worshiped in Beantown, there’s no denying that. Perhaps more than ever following an excellent post-season that featured him reaching base a remarkable 19 of 25 times in Boston’s six-game World Series triumph over the St. Louis Cardinals.

Pretty cool, too, considering Boston is a major American city and its mayor is a respected, high-profile figure.

In fairness, however: 1) 560 votes is pretty insignificant and 2) Ortiz came third in an election with two candidates.

Maybe it’s just kinda cool.

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