David Brown

  • Answer Man: Jose Bautista talks shoes, helping kids, beards, small business, the Dominican, umpires and feminism

    David Brown at Big League Stew46 mins ago

    Slugger Jose Bautista recently spent a morning distributing free shoes to needy kids at a Boys and Girls Club in Minneapolis during All-Star week. The league's leading vote-getter wanted to do something nice while he was in town. Not just to do it, but also to make an impression and tell the kids his story of growing up in impoverished country, and the personal impact that helping others can make on oneself.

    In this Answer Man session set in the Twin Cities, Bautista talks about that, along with other experiences that have shaped his most unusual — and often amazing — major league career that has produced 170 home runs in his past 617 games.

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