When something like this happens, you can only hope that the disruption in his personal life doesn't also wreak havoc on the field. But according to all reports, the divorce is amicable, with both sides just "moving on" and Ortiz assures us that it won't affect his play. (It better not.)
"I'm going to separate things," Ortiz said. "Whatever is happening to me off the field is happening, but I try not to confuse that and bring that into my job. I know how to separate things. Personal life matters, and hopefully everybody respects that."If his recent play is any indication of the impact the divorce is having on him, all I can say is they should've called it quits a long time ago. (Oh, sorry, just kidding!) Big Papi has been on fire—batting .516 in eight games since his return to the lineup.
It could be worse... you're name could be Tim Tebow. D'oh.