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Daily Red Sox Links: David Ortiz, Alex Cora, Darwinzon Hernandez

MLB: World Series-Los Angeles Dodgers at Boston Red Sox Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

John Tomase explains why it is we all love David Ortiz so much. (John Tomase; NBC Sports Boston)

For as terrible as all the news has been, it could have been so much worse. (Rick Sobey; Boston Herald)

Last night, the legend did arrive in Boston to continue his treatment and recovery here. (Ian Browne;

All of this was a reminder that, as Alex Cora likes to remind us frequently, there is a lot more to life than just baseball. (Peter Abraham; Boston Globe)

As far as the baseball itself goes, though, the manager explains his decision to pitch to Nomar Mazara in the ninth. (Rob Bradford; WEEI)

On Tuesday, we’ll be seeing Darwinzon Hernandez for the young lefty’s first career major-league start. (Christopher Smith; Masslive)

Meanwhile, Wednesday’s game has been moved up to accommodate fans who would like to watch Game Seven of the Stanley Cup Finals. (Andrew Mahoney;