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Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is among the finalists for the Hank Aaron Award, which is given annually to the best hitter in each league. Major League Baseball announced all 30 nominees (one from each team) on Monday. The winners are determined by a combination of votes from a group of Hall of Fame players and fans. Since the creation of the award for the 1999 season, three Red Sox players have won it, including Manny Ramirez (2004), Kevin Youkilis (2008) and Ortiz (2005). If Ortiz wins it again in 2013, he will become the fourth American League player to capture the Hank Aaron Award multiple times. In 137 games, Ortiz hit 30 home runs, tallied 103 RBIs and batted .309 this season. It was his seventh career season with at least 30 home runs and 100 RBIs, tying him with Red Sox legend Ted Williams for the most in team history. Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers and Buster Posey of the San Francisco Giants won last year’s American and National League Hank Aaron Awards, respecti...

Boston Red Sox ALDS reaction: Sox lead series 2-0

The Boston Red Sox have returned to the playoffs in style. For the first time since 2009, the Sox find themselves in contention for a World Series and are off to a fast start in getting there, after another win last night, they are the beneficiaries of a commanding 2-0 series lead over the Tampa Bay Rays heading in to Game 3. In Game 1, Jon Lester pitched a brilliant 7 2/3 innings...

David Ortiz Swings Aluminum Bat During Batting Practice, Crushes Titanic Home Runs (Video)

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...

Ortiz talks to Price, says everything is fine

Including the postseason David Ortiz has belted 445 home runs in his career. Many of them have been majestic shots that he watched and admired reminiscent of another left-handed slugger back in the day named Reggie Jackson. David Price who became thoroughly frustrated by a 7-4 loss to the Red Sox in Game 2 of the best-of-five American League Division Series on Saturday night voiced...

VIDEO: David Ortiz Killing It with an Aluminum Bat

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. Too bad...

David Ortiz Gets Smacked In The Nuts With A Baseball Hit By His Kid

David Ortiz was the victim of every father’s nightmare when they are teaching their son how to play baseball. Getting smacked right in the nuts with an unexacting line drive. This Vine was posted by the Boston Red Sox and it happened during batting practice of Game 4 of the ALDS in Tampa. The kid completely mashes the last hit. The post David Ortiz Gets Smacked In The Nuts With...

Big Papi Takes Ball To The Groin…Hilarity Ensues (VIDEO)

courtesy: 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. courtesy: Corkgaines Like Father like...

David Ortiz Made Bold Prediction, Dressed for Success and Other Red Sox Notes From Game 2 of ALDS

BOSTON — The Red Sox’ home-field advantage has been just that — an advantage. The Red Sox downed the Rays 7-4 at Fenway Park on Saturday, and they’ll now leave Boston and head for Tampa Bay with a 2-0 series lead in their back pocket. It’s a favorable position for the American League’s top seed. David Ortiz led the charge with two homers in Saturday’s Game 2. He drilled...

Koji Uehara and David Ortiz dry humping in celebration (GIF)

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 […]

David Price rips David Ortiz for admiring home run

David Price did not take his ALDS Game 2 loss to the Boston Red Sox in stride on Saturday. The Tampa Bay Rays ace allowed seven runs over seven innings and was taken deep twice by David Ortiz. Big Papi’s second home run was a towering shot in the eighth inning that wrapped around the […]

David Price allows 7 runs, Rays fall to Red Sox in Game 2

BOSTON (AP) -- David Ortiz homered twice, the second shot chasing David Price in the eighth inning on Saturday night, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-4 to take a 2-0 lead in the AL division series. It was the first two-homer postseason game for the Red Sox designated hitter. Ortiz was a star for the 2004 Boston team that won the franchise's first World Series...

Red Sox beat Rays 3-1, advance to ALCS

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 

David Wright Nominated For Hank Aaron Award

The New York Mets, Major League Baseball and MLB Advanced Media today announced that David Wright was named the club’s nominee for the 2013 Hank Aaron Award.  Fans can vote exclusively online at and Wright, who was named to his seventh All-Star team (fifth as starter), led the Mets with a .307 batting average.  The third baseman hit 18 home runs with 58...

Red Sox rewrite the post-season rulebook

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...

Halo Headlines: Trout nominated for Hank Aaron Award, the sins of Arte Moreno

The October 8th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Trout nominated for Hank Aaron Award, the sins of Arte Moreno and much more... The Story: Mike Trout is the Angels' nominee for the Hank Aaron Award. The Monkey Says: This is some cockamamee award for the best offensive player as voted on by fans and a group of Hall of Fame players. In otherwords...

Papi 'Price'-Check On Aisle 'Yard'; Sox Win, 7-4

(Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)David Ortiz took David Price deep twice,  Jacoby Ellsbury had three hits and Dustin Pedroia knocked in three runs to pace the Red Sox to a 7-4 win over Tampa and a commanding 2-0 ALDS series lead. Boston went to the plate in an uncharacteristically aggressive mode against Price and built an early 5-1 lead on the Rays' ace. But John Lackey...
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