Stumbled across this at the Herald:
David Ortiz before and after the heart palpitations:
Before heart palpitations: 665 AB’s/68 HR = 1 every 9.78 AB’s
After heart palpitations: 658 AB’s/43 HR = 1 every 15.3 AB’s
As far as we know, the torn meniscus in his right knee that plagued Papi for all of last season was unrelated to the heart palpitations. And while we are not doctors, we feel safe in concluding that the the bum shoulder and strained quadriceps that nagged him throughout '07 were not caused by the palpitations. His .083 average in 2008? Now that's clearly the work of the palpitations.