Papi’s promotion commotion

Up here in Boston, we didn’t have our Wheaties this morning. But we wish we’d been out shopping at the Shaw’s supermarket in Dedham, Mass., on Tuesday, when Red Sox superstar David Ortiz (known to the Fenway faithful as “Big Papi”) made a surprise visit to promote the new Wheaties boxes featuring himself and his World Champ teammates.

The event was announced only moments before Ortiz’s arrival, in order to curb the crazy crowds that would have clogged the suburban store. The last baseball team to be featured on a Wheaties box was the New York Yankees in 1999. Memo to George Steinbrenner: Revenge is so sweeeet!

—Posted by Lisa van der Pool