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BOSTON – There are times when a manager just has to tip his cap to the other team. Even when HIS team is in a dreadful slump. "When the Big Papi and all those guys come up with people on base, you're going to get hurt,” Miami manager Ozzie Guillen said after David "Big Papi" Ortiz’s grand slam highlighted a 16-hit attack that paced the Red Sox to a 15-5 blowout at steamy Fenway Park Wednesday night. "You have to pitch nine innings to all nine hitters. They've got a good hitting lineup." By winning their fourth in a row and registering a season-high scoring output, the Red Sox climbed out of last place in the American League East. Mike Aviles, Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Will Middlebrooks also homered and lefty Felix Doubront worked six innings to beat the Marlins for the second time in eight days to go to 8-3 on the season. Miami has lost 12 of its last 14, but the Red Sox are going in the opposite direction. They can go to three games over .5...
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David Ortiz is sick of the drama.
First, the Red Sox designated hitter dealt with the aftermath of the chicken and beer escapades that plagued the team in September. Nine months later, Ortiz was forced to defend himself after an ESPN report surfaced calling the clubhouse "toxic."
As a result of the constant commotion in recent months, Ortiz lashed out at reporters on...
On Wednesday night's pre-game show, we spent a segment talking about the impressive leadership David Ortiz had shown in recent days. In that night's post-game show, we talked about the possibility of Ortiz becoming the first primary designated hitter to win the MVP award. On Thursday we spent most of the show talking about Big Papi's unhappiness playing in Boston. "...
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David Ortiz expressed some unhappiness with the Boston media (again) this afternoon in a pre-game interview. Peter Abraham has the story:
"Not really," Ortiz said when asked if he was having fun playing for the Red Sox. "People need to let us alone and let us play ball."
Boston, Ortiz said, "...
FVP has stayed away from the Boston Red Sox this season, for the most part. We've known for some time what David Ortiz is talking about, and we'll share a little bit on our end; it's no fun for us, either, Papi. It's pretty much the pre-2004 bleep-hole David talks about. Here's a little secret, Dave; it's about winning.In case you missed it, the Red Sox DH...
If you can't stand the heat, hit a bunch of home runs. That's what the Red Sox did on Wednesday, riding an outburst of four home runs to a huge 15-5 victory over the Marlins. David Ortiz blasted a grand slam while homering in his third straight game, so NESN Nation's Dan Duquette is awarding him our "Heat Wave Hammer" award. Who's your player of the game...
An expletive-laced question-and-answer with reporters on Thursday led Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz to blame the media for causing clubhouse drama and say that Boston is "becoming the -----hole it used to be."
Ortiz, affectionately known as Big Papi told reporters surrounding his locker that there's "more drama, more s---" and implied he wasn't happy...
Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz told reporters on Thursday he's annoyed by the recent media-generated drama around the team, Ortiz, 36, said he's not having much fun and suggested it might impact his decision on whether to test the free agent market this winter. "I don't know, man, I'm just tired of dealing with the drama here," Ortiz said...
Editor's note: NESN.com is going to tell the story of the 2012 Red Sox in Bobby Valentine’s words. Each game day, we will select the best Valentine quote that sums up the day for the Red Sox. A few weeks ago, as Josh Hamilton was in the midst of an epic stretch with 18 home runs in the Rangers first 34 games it seemed almost inevitable that he would take home the AL MVP trophy...
It’s happening again. As we near the halfway point in the 2012 season, the Red Sox have picked up right where they left off last September. Injuries have certainly played a part, but at the moment Boston is a mediocre team at best as it hovers around a .500 record. In addition to a poor performance on the field, Buster Olney described the Red Sox clubhouse as a “toxic” environment...
Sam Malone isn't going to be happy about this. Neither is Tawmmy. David Ortiz is having a monster season at the plate. If the 18 home runs and .313/.397/.614 line don't do it for you, his .417 wOBA is ninth in baseball (Mike Trout's .410 is 11th). At 35-33, the Red Sox are six games out of the East and three games out of the Wild Card.But Boston fans will have something...
David Ortiz hit his 17th homer and Clay Buchholz won his fourth straight start as the Boston Red Sox beat the Miami Marlins 7-5 on Tuesday night for their fifth win in six games.
Cody Ross, activated from the disabled list before the game, and Kelly Shoppach also homered as Buchholz (8-2) benefited again from a strong hitting attack. He entered the game with the second-best support...
BOSTON (AP) -- David Ortiz hit a grand slam for one of the Red Sox's four homers as they set a season high in runs, beating the Miami Marlins 15-5 Wednesday night on the hottest day of the year in Boston.
Mike Aviles, Jarod Saltalamacchia and Will Middlebrooks also homered one night after Ortiz hit one of Boston's three homers in a 7-5 victory over Miami.
With a game-time...
It’s a busy Friday in the Boston sports media world. The Red Sox continued their strong play of late with a 6-5 comeback win over the Marlins at Fenway Park. Rookie Will Middlebrooks was the hero, tying the game with the two-run homer in the eighth inning.
Before the game, David Ortiz spoke out against the media crush this week following the “Toxic Clubhouse” reports.
BOSTON – Last week in Miami, the Marlins beat the Red Sox in the first of six inter-league games to be played between the teams in 11 days. Wednesday night in Boston, the Sox beat Miami for the fourth straight time since, hammering the slumping Marlins 15-5. David Ortiz, hitting his third home run in as many games (No. 19 on the season), drilled a grand slam during a six-run...