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Boston Redsox veteran David Ortiz is and always has been his own man.
So it comes as no surprise that he is going against the grain of popular opinion and standing up for Alex Rodriguez.
Ortiz is not good with the actions of his teammate pitcher Ryan Dempster who drew a five game suspension for hitting A-Rod in the midsection of Sunday’s game against the New York Yankees.
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Boston Red Sox first baseman David Ortiz has left the game against the San Francisco Giants in the fifth inning because of tightness in his lower back.
Ortiz was hitless in three at bats in Boston's 12-1 win on Wednesday, striking out his last two times. He came out of the game following the top of the fifth inning and was replaced by Mike Napoli.
Ortiz entered the day batting...
Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz doesn't approve of the fact that teammate Ryan Dempster decided to hit troubled New York Yankees third basemen Alex Rodriguez with a fastball in Sunday's game between the two bitter rivals.It took Dempster four pitches before he was finally able to nail Rodriguez in his midsection. And it led to both benches clearing once the dirty deed...
In a Spanish-language interview given to USAToday, Red Sox DH/1B David Ortiz expressed displeasure with his teammate Ryan Dempster plunking Alex Rodriguez on Sunday night—which lead to a 5-game suspension for the Boston pitcher. Said Papi, "I didn't like it. I don't think it was the right thing to do. But we don't all think alike, and the guy who did it, Dempster...
It’s a long season. David Ortiz is 37 years old. The slugger typically doesn’t play the field.
That’s a recipe for some ache and pains when Ortiz grabs his glove and plays first base during interleague play in National League ballparks, especially when the Red Sox’ road trip requires flying across the country.
Ortiz said after Monday’s game in San Francisco that he was...
While in San Francisco for Boston's series against the Giants, Red Sox slugger David Ortiz voiced his opinion to USA Today Sports on his teammate hitting friend and New York Yankees third-baseman Alex Rodriguez in Sunday's game.
Rodriguez has been under fire from his peers and Ortiz wasn't thrilled with the fastball Boston pitcher Ryan Dempster drilled at A-Rod's...
Designated hitter and part-time first baseman David Ortiz left Wednesday afternoon's game in the fifth inning after experiencing tightness in his lower back.
The Red Sox certainly can't afford to lose a bat like Big Papi's. He's hitting .323 with 24 home runs and 78 RBI.
Ortiz first experienced some back discomfort Monday and sat...
David Ortiz doesn’t get what all the fuss is about.
Ortiz rubbed some people the wrong way earlier this week when he told USA Today Sports that he didn’t think that Ryan Dempster drilling Alex Rodriguez during Sunday’s Red Sox-Yankees game was the right thing to do. Ortiz still stands by his comments, but he also thinks that everyone is blowing the whole situation out of proportion...
The Alex Rodriguez haters would agree that A-Rod’s beaning at the hand of Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster Sunday night was some fitting vigilante justice.
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Big Papi had some interesting comments Thursday, telling USA Today Sports,
"I didn't like it. I don't think it was the right thing...
I saw this article earlier this morning and nearly spit out my coffee -- Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz has said some very shocking (and I mean shocking in a good way!) about Alex Rodriguez! In an interview with USA Today Sports, not only did Ortiz criticize teammate Ryan Dempster's strategy of throwing at A-Rod, but Ortiz suggested that the reason MLB was going so hard after...
Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz spoke with USA Today Sports about his feelings on the Ryan Dempster and Alex Rodriguez fiasco. “I didn’t like it. I don’t think it was the right thing to do,” Ortiz said. “But we don’t all think alike, and the guy who did it, Dempster is a great guy.”
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With the Tampa Bay Rays just one game behind the Red Sox, the boys from Boston can’t stand to lose any unnecessary ground.
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In an era of increasing intolerance for users of performance-enhancing drugs in baseball Alex Rodriguez has been the target of sharp criticism from his peers and on Sunday a fastball at his midsection from Boston Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster.
A-Rod has maintained that not everyone's against him and an unexpected figure rose to his defense Wednesday.
Red Sox slugger David Ortiz...