When one more lobster roll is one too many, it might be time for some barbecue.

Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz, in town with his crew for a three-game series, stopped into Pappy's Smokehouse on Tuesday. There, he ate ribs and Frito pie and then autographed a menu for the wall.

"I got three offers from customers to buy him another slab of ribs," Pappy's potentate Mike Emerson said. "I think they were hoping to slow down his bat a little."

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Joe Holleman is a reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.