David "Big Papi" Ortiz Bashed On Twitter After Winning World Series

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In case you missed it, Wednesday night, David “Big Papi” Ortiz led the Boston Red Sox to a World Series victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. The Dominican slugger also took home the Most Valuable Player Award. 

The Latino proved to be unstoppable throughout the six-game series. He smashed two home runs and batted a remarkable .733 (11-for-15) with six runs batted in.

Ortiz said the victory was not only a win for the team, but a win for the city, especially following the Boston Marathon bombings. “This is a city that we’ve been through a lot of situations,” he said, “Sometimes bad things got to happen for us to get the message. And we got the message. Everybody stayed together. And it showed the whole world that this is the best country of every place.”

Unfortunately, not everyone on Twitter was happy about the Red Sox victory. Some users took to their accounts to bash Ortiz for his Latino background, as well as Koji Uehara, who is Japanese. Racism alive and well? You decide:

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Cristina Arreola, Associate Editor

Cristina Mari Arreola is the Associate Editor. Originally from El Paso, Texas, she earned her degree at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University before moving to New York City. In her downtime, you can usually find her scouring the city for the most authentic Mexican food (still looking), scaring herself silly watching horror movies, or frantically reading a novel from her (extremely lengthy) reading list. See what she's reading now on Goodreads, and follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

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