Because not enough was written about David Ortiz during his farewell tour with the Red Sox last year, the retired slugger has joined forces with sportswriter/radio host Michael Holley to crank out an autobiography titled Papi. Ortiz, who has a home nearby in Weston, will be at Wellesley Books on May 18 from 6-8pm to sign copies of the book.
As you might imagine, there are lots of rules around this event to keep it from getting unruly. If you’d like to meet Big Papi and get him to sign your book you’ll need to buy a copy at Wellesley Books after 9am on May 16 and get a ticket that confirms you bought the book from the store and indicates your place in the signing line on the 18th. You can also buy tickets by phone, but there will be no online sales. He won’t be signing memorabilia or taking candid photos (though a store employee will be available to take pictures of you while you get your book signed).