Found October 06, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
David Ortiz had himself quite a ballgame in Game 2 of the ALDS hitting two solo home runs off of Rays starter David Price. The first was a no-doubter to right-center that increased the Red Sox lead to 2-0 in the first inning. The second home run came in the bottom of the eighth that extended the Sox lead to 7-4 a drive down the right field line that wrapped around Pesky’s Pole. Not sure if the ball would stay fair Ortiz stood at home plate and observed the ball as it took flight perhaps trying to will it to stay fair. After the game Price told the media he thought Ortiz gawked at it a bit too long.

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...

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 […]

Rays' Price apologizes for tweets

This week, it was David Price's turn to learn a cardinal rule of social media: Stay off Twitter when you're angry. After he and the Tampa Bay Rays lost Game 2 of their American League Division Series to the Boston Red Sox 7-4 on Saturday -- in which Price gave up nine hits and seven runs, including two homers by David Ortiz -- the left-hander was criticized on the air by...

David Ortiz and David Price make up

After David Ortiz's two-home run night on Saturday, Tampa Bay Rays ace David Price was not too happy.  It wasn't just the fact that Ortiz had gotten the best of him, Price thought Ortiz showed the Rays up and stared at one of his home runs a little too long.  However, it looks like things have been patched up. Ian Browne of says Ortiz and Price talked yesterday...

David Price Goes on Twitter Rant, Lists His Career Accomplishments After Loss to Red Sox

David Price had an interesting Saturday night that extended beyond his struggles at Fenway Park. Price was lit up for seven runs over seven innings in the Rays’ Game 2 loss to the Red Sox that has Tampa Bay trailing the American League Division Series 2-0. Given the circumstances, it was one of the worst outings of Price’s career. Despite such a poor outing, Price wants you to...

David Price Goes on Sore Loser Twitter Rant

Rays ace David Price was clearly not himself yesterday. The Red Sox lit up the reigning Cy Young winner for seven runs—including two Big Papi home run specials—in Saturday's Game 2 victory, which was surprising in itself as I think we all expected it to be a little tougher than that. Then post game, we was visually frustrated, calling reporters and David Ortiz "...

San Francisco Giants Trade Watch: Potential Dealings for Pitcher David Price

The San Francisco Giants will spend a good chunk of the next few months looking for a way to upgrade their starting pitching. Retaining players, signing players, or trading for players, Brian Sabean and Co are willing to do whatever is necessary to increase the quality of their five man rotation. Well, it appears that one of the best in the game will be available. Tampa Bay...

David Ortiz Among American League Finalists for 2013 Hank Aaron Award

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 take 2-0 series lead with 7-4 win over Rays

David Ortiz blasted two home runs - his first-ever postseason multi-homer game -- and the Red Sox bullpen backed by some sterling infield defense held off Tampa Bay with 3 1/3 scoreless innings as the Red Sox moved to a commanding 2-0 lead in the ALDS with a 7-4 victory over the Rays on Saturday night. Craig Breslow came in with the Sox leading 6-4 and the tying run at the plate...

Boston Red Sox/Tampa Bay Rays ALDS Game Two Preview

The Boston Red Sox and starting pitcher John Lackey will try to take a 2-0 in their best of five series with the Tampa Bay Rays today. The Red Sox will attempt to defeat Rays pitcher David Price, who's had a lot of success at Fenway Park. Fenway has been almost like a home away from home for Price as he is 6-1 with a 1.88 ERA in 10 starts there. This isn't the first...

You've messed with the wrong nerd

I'll never forget receiving the call in May 2012. Our Saturday MLB on Fox broadcast had just ended, and I was gathering my belongings near the television production trucks at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. Rays manager Joe Maddon was on the line. He wanted to know if I would be OK with the Rays holding a "Ken Rosenthal/Nerd" themed road trip, bow ties and all...

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The Boston Red Sox, living a renaissance in their first year under manager John Farrell, have placed the Tampa Bay Rays' season on the brink. For the second consecutive night, the Red Sox's dangerous offense did enough to beat the Rays at Fenway Park in this American League Division Series. For the second consecutive night, the Red Sox did enough against one of Tampa Bay...
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