The Red Sox have had their fair share of bad press lately (in case you haven't heard, well, if you haven't heard, you made a mistake and stumbled upon a sports blog, sorry about that, we appreciate your time and hope you stick around, but I don't think it's gonna happen), but how about some good news?
David Ortiz was announced as the winner of the 2011 Roberto Clemente Award for his community service (the non-court mandated kind).
Ortiz established the David Ortiz Children's Fund that raises funds for children in the Dominican Republic and the northeastern United States to have open heart surgery.
"I am incredibly honored to be the recipient of this year's award," Ortiz told MLB.com. "It's humbling to be associated with all the tremendous names that have won this award in the past, and I look forward to continuing to do my part to maintain Roberto Clemente's legacy."
Ortiz will be honored before Game 2 of the World Series. Last year's winner was his Boston teammate, pitcher Tim Wakefield.For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow @eyeonbaseball on Twitter or subscribe to the RSS feed.