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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 John Farrell to bury Dan Shaughnessy in the outfield and fuggedaboudim.
It was a weird night all around; the excitement for rookie Allen Webster was short, a comeback seemed possible-grand slam from Gomes, 9 runs scored, Sox had the lead and that was after an inning. Then Not-Quite-A-King Felix Doubrant looked disinterested, the wheels fell off, fans headed home to watch the Bruins and did I see Darnell McDonald warming in the pen? Oh, and of the 14 players that got a hit, David Ortiz wasn't one of them. Weird night indeed. Hitting streak over.
Big Papi's streak started July 2, 2012 and ended May...
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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...
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...
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 [...]
While Dan Shaughnessy gets lionized among local media for his David Ortiz column from the other day, especially among sports radio hosts, a few people displaced from the local scene see the column for what it really was: garbage.
The worst baseball writing of the month -Rob Neyer says that the column takes muckraking to a whole different place.
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Dan Shaughnessy is at it again. The long-time Boston Globe columnist posted an article on Wednesday entitled "David Ortiz rejects talk of steroid use." I'm sure you can see where this one is heading already. In the article, Shaughnessy not so subtlely says that Ortiz is taking steroids (with only a 2009 New York Times column stating Ortiz tested positive in 2003 as...
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...
Since coming off the DL on April 20th, Red Sox David Ortiz (aka. Big Papi) has had one of the hottest bats in baseball. David Ortiz, mid warm up, turns back to the crowd. To quote CBS Boston’s Dan Roche: There were some out there who didn’t think Big Papi would return (because his Achilles was so bad) or even should return (because of how well the Sox were doing without him)...
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...
“Sunday MLB on TBS” continues on Mother’s Day, May 12, with an AL East match-up featuring David Ortiz and the Boston Red Sox hosting Edwin Encarnacion and the Toronto Blue Jays at 1:30 p.m. ET. Boston’s Ryan Dempster is scheduled to take the mound against Toronto’s probable starting pitcher Brandon Morrow. In the TBS broadcast booth, Brian Anderson will call the action...
The Red Sox are facing their first real test this year, both on the field and off. On the field, they have lost 6 of 7, and are dealing with injuries to both regular closers. Joel Hanrahan was just moved from the 15 day DL to the 60 day DL, and there is talk of surgery. Off the field, David Ortiz is being questioned for PED use and Clay Bucholz was questioned by Toronto media for...
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...
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...