Found July 11, 2013 on
Manny Ramirez sounds like a changed man. Just ask David Ortiz.
Ortiz, who formed a potent 3-4 combo with Ramirez in Boston from 2003 to 2008, said on WEEI’s Salk & Holley Show Wednesday that he keeps in touch with his former teammate and that he has noticed a great deal of change in the 41-year-old slugger.
“He’s a totally different person,” Ortiz said. “I’m really happy for him and happy for his family and the way he is doing things now.”
Ramirez, of course, has established himself as one of baseball’s most polarizing figures. Whether it be his zany antics, his offensive prowess or his suspensions stemming from elevated testosterone levels, Ramirez has always had a tendency to show up in headlines. Recently, however, Ramirez has been in the news for far more positive reasons.
Ramirez, who reportedly has become more involved in religion since his days with the Red Sox, started the year in the Chinese Professional Baseball League, where he is said to have been “reinvigorated.” Th...
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Manny Ramirez is getting back into a groove.
Playing in his third game with the Texas Rangers' Triple-A affiliate Round Rock Express on Tuesday, Ramirez hit his first home run on American soil since 2010.
He went 2 for 4 with a homer, two runs and three RBI in the Express' 11-8 win over the Oklahoma City Redhawks.
If he keeps...
Even without his classic dreadlocks and playing with a triple-A club, Manny Ramirez is still a very recognizable figure in baseball.
Apparently after 20 autograph requests in the early hours of the morning in an airport, his Round Rock Express teammates needed to find a way to get Ramirez through the airport uninterrupted.
Naturally, they went for the pink grandma hat in the...
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Manny Ramirez made his return to American baseball this week. The former Indians and Red Sox slugger detoured through Taiwan before signing a minor league deal with the Rangers, who assigned him to Triple-A Round Rock. No one has ever…
The Red Sox had quite the game Tuesday night, and it’s no coincidence that David Ortiz had a big game, too.
The Boston designated hitter was once again the power behind the Sox’ attack, going 4-for-5 with a homer run as Boston racked up 16 hits and five home runs on its way to its 11-8 win over the Mariners.
On top of the win, the night also marked several special occasions for...
Most 9-year-old boys would be thrilled to spend a birthday at the ballpark, and when you’re David Ortiz‘ son, the celebration is anything but ordinary.
During the team’s game against the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday, the Red Sox’ designated hitter brought a cake from the dugout to his son, D’Angelo, in the stands, according to Peter Abraham. D’Angelo turns 9 on Wednesday...
D’Angelo Ortiz may have had the best ninth birthday ever, thanks to his Papi.
According to Pete Abraham, D’Angelo has been traveling with David Ortiz and the Sox since their series in Anaheim and for the first two games against Seattle. For his birthday on Wednesday, he took batting practice and stretched with the team before the game.
David Ortiz is on the cusp of history.
With one hit on Wednesday night against the Seattle Mariners, the Red Sox slugger will become the all-time hits leader at the designated hitter position. Big Papi had 1,952 hits heading into Wednesday night’s matchup, with 429 career home runs and 1,388 RBIs.
Red Sox manager John Farrell knows that Ortiz is nowhere near finished, and that...
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Overcoming a poor start by their rookie starter and an apparent injury to their first reliever, the Red Sox used an offensive explosion at the plate, and, most improbably, six innings of one-run ball from their...
Felix Doubront had another strong outing and David Ortiz had a record-breaking night as the Red Sox pounded the Seattle Mariners 11-4 Wednesday night.
Doubront shutout the Mariners for six innings before giving up a two-out run in the seventh. Doubront threw 107 pitches with six strikeouts and only two walks. Doubront did not allow a base runner beyond...
(Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)The players must have heard all the talk about a 'power shortage' in the Red Sox lineup. Last night, no such shortage existed as David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia, Mike Napoli, Jackie Bradley, Jr. and Shane Victorino all went deep in an 11-8 bounce-back victory for Boston. Two promising young starters were anything but, as both Boston's Allen Webster...
For a second straight night the Red Sox offense was in sync and they pounded out 11 runs against the Mariners. Starting pitching was dominant, one of Doubronts best outings of the season and set the tone for the Sox all night long. Here are the 3 stars of the game:
Star 3: Shane Victorino
Victornio had a 2-4 night before being subbed out by JBJ for...
The beginning of the game was rough to watch and then the game continued to drag on, so most of Red Sox Nation missed the end of the game, but if you were one of the few that stayed up to watch the whole game you saw an offensive explosion by both teams. They combined for 19 runs and 29 hits. Here are the 3 stars of the game:
Star 3: Dustin Pedroia...
It’s safe to say the Boston bats just took a 2.5-game hiatus and have been safely returned to the Red Sox clubhouse.
After back-to-back 11-run games, the Boston Red Sox (56-37) go for their third win in a row against the Seattle Mariners (40-51). David Ortiz became the all-time hits leader for a designated-hitter when he roped a double in his...