Athlete of the Week: Paul Ortiz

Paul Ortiz is going on a little road trip. Five-ish hours up Highway 86, over to Interstate 10, junctioning over to the 210 and eventually sliding off I-5 in Baksersfield.

Why scenic Bakersfield? Is he off to see Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace? The Big Red Barn at Murray Family Farms? The Buena Vista Museum of Natural History? No, he’s (probably) not going to any of those entries on Tripadvisor’s list of top area attractions.

Sports Editor Aaron Bodus can be reached at or 760-337-3434.

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