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The family that owns and operates two Fancy Bagels locations in Connecticut is a divided one.
At the franchise’s Southington location, illustrations adorn the walls depicting anthropomorphized versions of what their bagels might look like in real life. Despite the fact that one of the store’s owners, Dominick Gualtieri, is a die-hard Yankees fan, the only sports figure on the wall is David Ortiz — if he were a poppy seed bagel, of course.
The rest of the family, including his mother, Jackie, who works at the store, are a part of Red Sox Nation, and admit that, being in Connecticut, a good-natured rivalry within the family and among customers is part of their business.
“I’ve always been a Red Sox fan,” says Jackie, who admits her father was born in New York. “We have a sign that says ‘Yankees fans in the back.’”
To create the people-bagels, including Big Poppy, Fancy Bagels turned to Tom Horanzy, a longtime customer and local art teacher at Southington High School. He, too, is a big ...
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David Ortiz is off to the best start of his career with the Boston Red Sox. A notoriously slow starter in April, Big Papi is hitting .381 with 17 RBI and four home runs through only 16 games. He missed the first 15 games of the season because of an Achilles’ injury that stemmed back to last July, but the 37-year-old returned without missing a beat. Since Ortiz’s hot start in...
Boston Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy interviewed David Ortiz and appeared to insinuate that the red-hot Red Sox slugger may be taking steroids.
After Blue Jays fans serenaded the tarnished designated hitter with chants of “steroids” during last week’s series in Toronto, acclaimed Boston Globe sportswriter Dan Shaughnessy rightfully questioned if Red Sox star David Ortiz is again abusing performance-enhancing drugs. Ortiz, who was publicly revealed by The New York Times to be one of approximately 100 ballplayers that...
Tweet Dan Shaughnessy, a high-profile columnist for the Boston Globe, has never been one to mince words and has always been one to cause a stir. After all, this is the man who referred to the 2004 Red Sox, prior to their magical comeback, “a happy-go-lucky (then suddenly unlucky) pack of frauds.” Shaughnessy is at [...]
Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz has hit 405 career home runs, and it all started in 1992.
Big Papi made his big league debut for the Minnesota Twins, and went yard for the first time in the major leagues on September 14, 1997, hitting a fly ball deep into right field against Julio Santana and the Texas Rangers. The rest, as they say, is history.
In 11 seasons with the Red Sox...
SMOKING: David Ortiz looks to extend his 25-game hit streak tonight at Fenway Park.
Satchel Paige famously said: “Don’t look back.
Something might be gaining on you.”
For David Ortiz, that something is history.
Tonight, when the Sox return from a being swept out of the
Lone Star State and host the Minnesota Twins...
David Ortiz's hitting streak is rolling along even if the Boston Red Sox are not, and manager John Farrell has decided to make some changes.
Ortiz looks to extend his hitting streak to 28 games while staying hot against his former team as rookie Allen Webster makes his second career start against the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night at Fenway Park.
Boston (21-12) had won seven...
When you think of the greatest Designated Hitters in MLB history, what is first thought that jumps into your mind? The casual fan might think of Jim Rice, Frank Thomas Paul Molitor and of course Seattle Mariners icon Edgar Martinez. There should be one more player that needs to be considered among these baseball greats, and that is the Designated Hitter for the Boston Red Sox David...
David Ortiz’ hitting streak is starting to reach historic levels
A couple of years ago, Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins ended one season on some pretty absurd hitting streak. I don’t remember what it was on account of I’m not a Phillies fan nor am I motivated enough to look it up, I just remember it was a pretty long one. More importantly, it was getting a lot...
For the first time this year, the Boston Red Sox were outplayed in a series after being swept by the Texas Rangers over the weekend. The Rangers starting pitching was no match for the Red Sox hitters as Boston was able to manage just four runs in the series. Yu Darvish’s start on Sunday was the highlight of the series as he struck out 14 Boston hitters on Sunday after surrendering...
If last nights Red Sox 15-8 loss to the Twins had been a football game Bill Belichick would bury the ball in the end zone and say, "fuggedaboudit."
While it's no crime to lose by a seven on the gridiron, it is another thing to lose by a touchdown on the diamond. However, these types of nights happen over the course of 162. Someone tell...
Well that certainly was not how anyone in the Red Sox organization wanted the series in Texas to go. The Sox dropped all 3 games to the Rangers, who now have allowed St. Louis and Texas to tie them with the best record in the major leagues at 20-11. Starting pitching was not the problem in the last 2 games of this series, the lack of run support was. Here are the 3 stars of the game...
A sampling of the tweets from the accounts of people in baseball regarding J.A. Happ's injury. Happ was hit by a line drive Tuesday night.
Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia. ((at)jparencibia9)
Keep JA Happ in your prayers... Hardest thing I've ever had to see back there...
Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz ((at)davidortiz)
My prayer and though to j.A happ...
After starting the year on the disabled list due to an Achilles injury and then having only moderate success while in Triple-A Pawtuckett on a rehab assignment to start the spring, 37 year-old Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz began to express some concern. Worried that both his timing as well as his approach at the plate had suffered, Ortiz could have very easily decided to call...
April spoils have brought May turmoil.
The Red Sox have now lost four out of their last five, and their pitching looks as thin as ever. There was no consolation prize either – David Ortiz went 0-5, ending his 27 game hitting streak.
Here are the Four Bases:
First Base: To say the least, Allen Webster‘s start was not the one that John Farrell was looking for. Despite his very...