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Credit: AP The question had to be asked, did Dan Shaughnessy’s Boston Globe May 8 column insinuating that Boston Red Sox DH David Ortiz’s hot start was a result of PED’s, mostly based on circumstantial evidence of his Dominican Republic nationality get inside his head and lead to his stark downturn in offensive production? First the numbers: April 20 – May 7: 24-58 (.414), 4HR, 17RBI May 8 – May 13: 1-17 (.059), 0HR, 0RBI, and 1 DNP/Benching Ortiz, who took exception to the Shaughnessy’s conclusions, dismisses that it is affecting his play and pins it more an a previously undisclosed soreness. He told Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes (via ESPNBoston.com): “I’ve been dealing with a sore left side,” Ortiz said. “For that reason, I was pulling the ball rather than hitting it the opposite way. “I was hurt in one of the first games when we returned home due to the cold, but I’m feeling better and soon will start hitting again.” he said. Then when Rojas asked directly if the aforementioned column had affected his performance, Ortiz replied, “Not really, not really.” “Not really”, which isn’t “not at all”. Ortiz did turn his slump around in the first inning of Tuesday night’s game in Tampa with a 3-run home run off of previously nearly unhittable Matt Moore, so for now, the slump is over, and this is water under the bridge. Unless it persists. After all, Ortiz is 37-years-old and may not recover from something like an oblique injury like a 27-year-old might. David Whitlock (@lhd_on_sports) Follow us on Twitter @rbts_baseball The post David Ortiz dismisses controversial column as reason for slump appeared first on Reading Between The Seams.
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David Ortiz is selling bats featuring the now-famous quote the Red Sox slugger uttered at Fenway Park following the Boston Marathon bombings.
Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz has gotten off to a hot start this season, even after missing some time with an Achilles injury. However, in the last week or so his average has slowly dipped after an extended slump during a key series against the Texas Rangers and later against the Minnesota Twins and Toronto Blue Jays. In fact, he went hitless in the Jays series. Speculation...
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David Ortiz uttered the now-famous words, “this is our f—— city!” at Fenway Park after the Boston Marathon bombing. Now the Red Sox slugger is raising money for the One Fund Boston charity by selling bats with his quote.
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Tweet A few days after the city was victimized by the bombings at the Boston Marathon the Red Sox held a ceremony at Fenway Park prior to their first game at the stadium since the tragedy took place. A video tribute was played. There were marathon volunteers along the Green Monster. Boston Police commissioner [...]
Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz put his effort where his mouth is. He is selling autographed bats with 100-percent of proceeds going to the OneFund.
On April 15, the city of Boston was thrown into chaos after multiple bombs were exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Five days later, Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz spoke to fans before a Red Sox game and uttered the now famous words,
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