Found October 31, 2013 on Throw The Flag:
  How does David Ortiz (aka Big Papi) celebrate with his teammates? He sprays champagne on them like Dave Chappelle. It’s kind of awesome. I think they may be playing paintball. Whatever guys. Just bring home a championship for Boston! Boston Strong!

David Ortiz explains how he fixed his swing after bad seasons

Remember when David Ortiz was struggling in 2008 and 2009 and everyone thought his career was coming to an end? Yeah, about that. Since 2009, Ortiz has put together four very good seasons, including three excellent ones in a row. And of course, he was MVP of the World Series after putting together one of […]

David Ortiz Cements His Place in Red Sox History With Spectacular Postseason Performance (Video)

The Boston Red Sox are world champions, but the celebration may not have been possible without the man who has won three titles with the team — David Ortiz. Ortiz was named the Most Valuable Player of the World Series, but he earned that title long before the postseason began. He shined when his city needed him most. Big Papi was a huge part of the team’s inspirational turnaround...

David Ortiz Compares 2013 World Series to Other Championships, Calls Red Sox ‘a Box Full of Surprises’

BOSTON — David Ortiz is a three-time World Series champion. How nuts is that? After 86 years of suffering, the Red Sox have won three titles in 10 years, with Ortiz being at the center of all three. The most recent, however, is especially satisfying for the 37-year-old. “I would say because this is a team that we have a lot of players with heart,” Ortiz said when asked about...

Numbers suggest ‘Cooperstown’ nickname suits David Ortiz

David Ortiz’ teammates call him “Cooperstown,” and were there any doubts over his Hall of Fame worthiness before the 2013 postseason, he is dispelling them with a vengeance. Already universally hailed as the greatest designated hitter of all time, and long ago declared the greatest clutch hitter in Red Sox history, Ortiz is making a bid to be recognized as one of the greatest...

David Ortiz, Red Sox Can’t Wait to Get Home With Chance to Win World Series at Fenway Park

Now, like it did in 2004, it comes back to 1918. While the stakes are a little bit different, the Red Sox can do something Wednesday (or Thursday) that they have not done since 1918. While 1918 doesn’t haunt Red Sox fans like it used to after the club won its first World Series in 86 years back in 2004, the club is now set up to win a World Series on the Fenway Park grass for the...

When to Walk David Ortiz

It is a bit of an exaggeration to say that David Ortiz has been the Red Sox’ whole offense during the World Series, but only a bit, as he is hitting .733/.750/1.267 in the Series so far. Of course, he hit .091/.200/.227 in the ALCS versus Detroit. The reader probably understands both sets of numbers to be both small sample fluctuations — Ortiz is an excellent hitter, but making...

Big Papi's $150,000 celebration (VIDEO)

The Guru Contributing Writer (AP Photo) No one knows how to motivate a team to win and no one knows how to celebrate after like Big Papi David Ortiz. According to TMZ, that Green Monster sized bottle of champagne that Ortiz was partying with following Wednesday night's World Series victory is one pricey party favor - $150,000 kind of pricey. The bubbly known as Ace of...

Red Sox have two chances to clinch at Fenway

It was as though David Ortiz held another team meeting last night at Busch Stadium, only this time with the Cardinals joining the Red Sox in the corner of the third-base dugout. The message: Enough with the clumsy errors. Enough with the bad baserunning. Enough with the controversial umpire decisions that require exhaustive postgame readings from the rulebook. So the Cardinals...

Time to celebrate Boston's resilience

The Boston Marathon terror attack basically coincided with the opening of this Boston Red Sox baseball season and now the World Series victory parade will end it, the largest public gathering of sports fans in the city since the marathon bombing in April. Red Sox fans won't just be celebrating the first baseball title won in the city since 1918, their presence will be a tangible...

David Ortiz ready to join ranks of Boston legends Brady and Bird

If the Boston Red Sox win the 2013 World Series, David Ortiz is almost a sure bet to be named the series’ MVP. And with good reason. So far in this year’s edition of the Fall Classic, the man known as Big Papi has 11 hits in 15 at bats for a ridiculous batting average of .733. Ortiz has never been the World Series MVP before, but if he took home the award this season, along...

Highlights: Boston Red Sox win 2013 World Series

The Boston Red Sox are the 2013 World Series champions. The Red Sox beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 Wednesday night for their first World Series clincher at Fenway Park since 1918. Shane Victorino got his first hit of the World Series, a three-run double against Cardinals rookie starter Michael Wacha, who was 4-0 with a 1.00 ERA in the postseason before struggling in Game 6. ...

David Ortiz Shows Good Form at First Base, Collects Flip From Jon Lester in Pivotal Third Inning of Game 5 (Video)

Jon Lester’s stat line indicates he had things well in hand all night Monday as the Red Sox took Game 5. But no World Series win is easy, and Lester had to be sharp throughout, as Boston had just a one-run advantage for most of his outing. That included the third inning, when David Freese singled to lead off the frame. Pete Kozma, who has had some real trouble hitting lately, astutely...

A Red Sox and Boston season to never forget

Around the fifth inning of game six, with the Boston Red Sox up 6-0, my friend and fellow Boston sports fan Sully made a comment concerning superstition. Mixed within Shane Victorino’s three-run triple, Stephen Drew’s long overdue big fly and David Ortiz continuing to be World Series MVP David Ortiz, I hardly remember the exact words, but his statement basically centered upon...

Jennifer Garner Wears Beard to Support Red Sox, Still Looks Hot

If the Red Sox win the World series, I suspect we’ll soon see David Ortiz, Shane Victorino and Jonny Gomes making the talk show circuit, much like Papi, Manny and Damon did back in 2004. In the meantime, we’ll have to make do with Mrs. Ben Affleck talking on The Jimmy Kimmel Show about what it’s like to marry into Red Sox Nation and looking pretty f#$king fetching in a “Full Napoli.”

Boston’s ‘House of Pain’ on Verge of Hosting Biggest Party Since 1918 and Other Notes From Game 5 of World Series

The Red Sox have played 177 games combined between the regular season and the postseason, and they’ve won 107. The next win is the most important. Boston sits just one victory shy of an improbable World Series title. Before the season, the Red Sox appeared to be entering a bridge year — although most Sox fans hate that phrase — and any World Series aspirations seemed like the...
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