You know, for the last couple months, I’ve been concerned for David Ortiz. His buddy, confidente and aide-de-camp headed west. His wrist was giving him fits. He somehow didn’t seem the ginormous presence he has been since the 2003 season.

But with this one quote in today’s Globe, on the heels of yesterday’s sordid affair in the Great White North, Papi has re-assured me that his badassery is as potent as ever:

“We’ll be fine, bro. We go through this [expletive] every year. At the end of the day, we’ll take another ring with us.”