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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...

Red Sox Kick Off ALDS With Moving Tribute Honoring Victims and First Responders of Boston Marathon Tragedy (Video)

Before the Red Sox absolutely trounced the Rays in Game 1 of the ALDS, Boston put on an emotional pregame ceremony, honoring victims and first responders of the Boston Marathon tragedy. Marathon runners, volunteers, law enforcement officials and many more local heroes took the field alongside the Red Sox and Rays, lining the infield. Family members of both Krystle Campbell and MIT...

Koji Uehara's Amazing Story

From his overexcited high fives to every single strikeout he's thrown this season, it doesn't feel like we could love Koji Uehara any more than we already do, unless of course, he closes out a World Series win for us. But alas, this story of Koji's journey to the Red Sox comes out, and I'm falling in love with him all over again. This 2013 Red Sox team is full...

John Lackey Gives ‘Blue Collar’ Effort in First Playoff Start as Member of Red Sox

BOSTON – John Lackey wasn’t a rock star Saturday. He was a laborer who worked his fingers to the bone. Lackey grinded through 5 1/3 innings in Game 2 of the ALDS. He gave up four runs on seven hits while striking out six and walking three. Typically, such a performance against David Price isn’t enough. But this time, the Red Sox were able to punch out at the end of the day...

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 7, Rays 4: Postgame takeaways & observations

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...

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...

Red Sox Show Complete Confidence in Clay Buchholz, Jonny Gomes Hopes He’ll ‘Take Us to the Promised Land’ (Video)

The Red Sox will look to keep the good times rolling on Monday night, as Clay Buchholz will take the mound looking to finish off the Tampa Bay Rays. Buchholz boasts a 2-0 record against the Rays this season, tossing 13 shutout innings against their division rival, in addition to a 2.26 career ERA at Tropicana Field, which is the best mark among active starters. The right-hander is...

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...

Red Sox Doctor's Note

Now this, is a cool mom. A mother wrote this note to her kid's teacher in order to take him out of class for the Red Sox game on Friday. She said he had come down sick with "Red Sox Fever." Here's a photo of the note, but in case you can't read it, it says: Dear Jude, Please allow Brian to be dismissed at 11:45 am - he has Red Sox fever and needs...

Red Sox Fever is a Thing

Whoa, wait...this is a thing? Friday, the Boston Red Sox opened up the ALDS at home against the Tampa Bay Rays. was an afternoon game and, therefore, younger fans, more than likely, couldn't make it out to the game.  Or could they? Kerri McKinnon and her son Brian are big fans of the Red Sox and, with tickets in hand, decided they were going to make it...

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 […]

Red Sox fan takes foul ball to the face

1st row at Fenway and it's coming right at me. Bam, sore chin. Your browser does not support iframes. **Follow us on Twitter, View via Our Mobile Site, or Return HomeFollow us on Twitter. Subscribe or Return to Bob's Blitz.

Wil Myers Taking Heat from Red Sox Fans in Stride, Signs Autographs for Fenway Faithful After Game 1, Before Game 2

Wil Myers was the most popular man in Fenway Park on Friday afternoon after misplaying David Ortiz‘s fly ball and sparking a five-run inning for the Red Sox.  Throughout the game, the young outfielder was the target of relentless chants and some very loud cheering after his blunder, but he’s shown that he can take all of the heat in stride. According to For the Win, the 22-year...

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...
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