Big Papi http://ripr.org en Providence’s David Ortiz Is Rhode Island’s Little Papi http://ripr.org/post/providence-s-david-ortiz-rhode-island-s-little-papi <p>As the Red Sox prepare for Wednesday night’s World Series opener at Fennway Park, one Rhode Islander is feeling the love being shown Number 34, big slugger David Ortiz. &nbsp;</p><p>David Ortiz, the Red Sox designated hitter, is known as Big Papi. David Ortiz, the spokesman for Providence’s mayor, is known as Little Papi. “You know it’s funny, Mayor Taveras gave me the nickname Little Papi,” said Ortiz.</p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 20:29:59 +0000 Catherine Welch 23611 at http://ripr.org