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FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2013 file photo, Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz laughs after being named the MVP after Game 6 of baseball's World Series, in Boston. Ortiz, fresh off his third World Series championship with the team, received several write-in votes in Boston's Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 mayoral election. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
Photo by: Matt Slocum
FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2013 file photo, Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz laughs after being named the MVP after Game 6 of baseball's World Series, in Boston. Ortiz, fresh off his third World Series championship with the team, received several write-in votes in Boston's Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 mayoral election. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

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