I heard from a credible source that Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was hospitalized last weekend, during the disastrous Yankees series. I was told he was at Mass General for a heart issue, possibly an abnormal heart rate. I'm told the visit was ultra hush-hush and that some MGH employees were fired on the spot for intruding on Ortiz's privacy by asking for an autograph while he convalesced in the high-priced Phillips House wing.
UPDATE: I am certain it's true, because Ortiz confirmed it to the MSM according to an article in the Boston Herald by sportswriter Tony Massarotti, who was big enough to credit "the Internet" with breaking the story.
Look, the Herald didn't have to credit anyone, because they got Ortiz to confirm the visit. Still, it would have been nice to see "Carpundit"in the MSM. My thanks to Jay Fitzgerald and Adam Gaffin for publicizing my scoop.