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There was champagne popping, major league ballplayers cheering and what looked like like a lap-dance in the middle of it all down in Tampa last night. A scene at the notorious Mons Venus strip club? Nope. It was actually the Boston Red Sox cutting loose after defeating the Tampa Bay Rays in four games in the ALDS.
David Ortiz was so happy he even hoisted Koji Uehara and took him for a dry-hump around the locker room.
Bring on the girls ALCS.
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David Ortiz traded lumber for metal during batting practice Sunday, and he put on quite the display.
Messing around with an aluminum bat on an off day in Tampa Bay, Ortiz put eight consecutive BP pitches into the Tropicana Field seats, according to The Associated Press. Big Papi won’t be able to use his new toy Monday night, but the classic, wooden version has suited him just fine...
The Boston Red Sox are one of the wilder teams in baseball. After they beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1 in Game 4 of the ALDS to clinch a berth into the ALCS, you knew they would be partying hard. But nobody was prepared for the scene we saw inside the clubhouse. Reliever Koji Uehara […]
This is a fun video shot by the Globe's Peter Abraham during batting practice on Sunday. David Ortiz starts hitting with an aluminum bat and just slams one after another into the stands. Reportedly, he did this eight times in a row. Note Tom Petty's "Free Falling" playing in the background. It couldn't be a more appropriate song in my opinion.
This clip is strait out of America’s Funniest Home Videos. As you can see here, David Ortiz is pitching a little batting practice for his nephew. The Ortiz family tradition of batting left handed continues, and maybe his long ball capabilities too. The nephew swings for the fences and sends one straight for the nether region, sending the Red Sox’s $14 million star to the ground...
Before last night’s game, Big Papi was enjoying some quality time with his son. Ortiz was throwing his kid some soft toss, and let’s just say little Big Papi has some pop in his bat.
Check out this hysterical video of Big Papi’s kid hitting a line drive right into his groin.
Like Father like...
Looks like we might have another Big Papi coming up the ranks. See this video and GIF of a little Papi (David Ortiz's nephew), swinging a bat just like his uncle. Hilariousness ensues, as he nails Papi right where the sun don't shine. Should the Red Sox just sign him now? I think so.
This ladies and gentleman is why cups were invented.
Things just got a lot more interesting.
The Red Sox entered Monday’s Game 3 in Tampa Bay with a 2-0 series lead. Then, they jumped out to a 3-0 lead on the scoreboard with Clay Buchholz toeing the rubber. Everything was looking up for those in the Boston dugout. The only problem was that the Rays were in the opposing dugout.
The Rays have fought tooth and nail just to get into...
Over the past few years of playoff baseball, fans have come to understand that their are a couple of rules when it comes to playoff baseball.
1. The hottest team will tend to win in the short series’
2. The best starting pitcher will make the difference in the series.
3. Three man rotations are the keys to winning a series.
4. Offensive production does not tend to carry over into...
Eric D. Schabell
He might be hard to see in the Red Sox clubhouse as a Ninja is a master at hiding, but he is there.
Lean on in and listen close.
It all started with a comment during an interview yesterday with Clay Buchholz.
He was talking about how effective Koji Uehara has been saying, "It's been crazy to watch all season how he can go out there...
The Boston Red Sox are headed to the American League Championship Series following a 3-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night. A year after finishing in last place, the AL East champion Red Sox
Koji Uehara took the loss after giving up a walk-off solo homer to
Jose Lobaton as the Rays beat the Red Sox 5-4 in ALDS Game Three
on Monday night at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg (AP Photo)
Ladies and Gentlemen, we have ourselves a series.
The Tampa Bay Rays staved off elimination for the fourth time in the last eight days on...
The reality of Jose Lobaton‘s walk-off home run is that we don’t know what it’s going to mean yet. This is going to depend in large part on series context, on how the rest of the series goes, and if the Rays still lose to the Red Sox, Lobaton won’t be remembered forever. He’ll forever be a part of Rays history, but the next couple games will determine whether or not he...
Good As Gone?It's been a rough week for David Price. Not only was he knocked around by the Red Sox last Saturday (including two HRs by David Ortiz), but his TWITTER rants after the game have been vilified far and wide. Now, Price is getting all cranky about the likelihood that he will be shipped out of Tampa this off-season by the cost-conscious Rays. Just as his former teammates...