Found November 05, 2013 on The Awesome Boston:
A.B. You obviously recognize Boston Red Sox World Series MVP David Ortiz, but do the three officers look familiar too? Well they should. Police officers Rachel McGuire, Javier Pagan and Detective Kevin McGill were the Boston Marathon bombing first responders featured on the Aprill 22nd cover of Sports Illustrated. In April, the Marathon Finish Line was a crime scene for weeks. In early November, it stopped the duck boats and became a temporary home for a trophy & Boston 617 Strong jersey. As Jonny Gomes, Jarrod Saltalamacchia and press members huddled around for the special moment, fans along Boylston belted out “God Bless America.” What a difference 7 months can make.

David Ortiz Wins Silver Slugger Award At DH

David Ortiz was named the Silver Slugger at DH during an awards show on MLB Network last night. Ortiz hit .306 with 30 HRs and 130 RBIs—despite missing substantial time in April. The 2013 World Series MVP was the only Red Sox player honored with the award. The bat-maker Louisville Slugger sponsors the award each year.

David Ortiz Reflects on Relationship With Retiring Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, Says ‘That’s My Man’

It still hasn’t sunk in for David Ortiz. No, not the Red Sox’ World Series title; Boston mayor Thomas Menino’s retirement. Ortiz has won three World Series titles and has been an active member of the Boston community since signing with the Red Sox prior to the 2003 season. As a result, Ortiz has developed quite the friendship with Menino, who is getting ready to officially...

Red Sox’ David Ortiz Wins Sixth Career Silver Slugger Award

Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz won his sixth career silver slugger award as a designated hitter on Wednesday. Ortiz enjoyed remarkable success from the plate in 2013 with a .309 batting average, 30 home runs, 103 RBIs and a .395 on-base percentage in 137 games. It was his seventh campaign of at least 30 home runs and 100 RBIs, tying him with Boston legend Ted Williams for the most...

David Ortiz looks back on his friendship with retiring Mayor Menino

Sam Galanis Contributing Writer Photo courtesy of NESN The relationship between David Ortiz and Boston Mayor Tom Menino goes well beyond being two people who have power in Boston and say a lot of silly things. They’ve actually become good friends during Ortiz’s 11 years in the city. Needless to say, Ortiz is among the many who aren’t ready to see Mayor Menino end his 20...

Ortiz, Police Officers on Cover of Sports Illustrated

Naturally, this week's Sports Illustrated cover would be Red Sox themed. That's the right of champions. But, SI decided to do things a little different this time. They realized that this World Series Championship transcended beyond baseball and sports. The cover which hits newsstands on Wednesday, only features one Red Sox player—you guessed it, David Ortiz. With...

WATCH: David Ortiz' Big Speech

We finally know what David Ortiz was saying in the dugout in Game 4. In this preview of MLB Productions' "Mission October," which aired last night, we can finally hear what Papi said to pump up the team. Soon after, Jonny Gomes hit a three-run homer that gave the Sox a key win on their way to the Championship. Papi said: We don't get here everyday....

Victorino & Big Papi Shave Beards For Charity

(PHOTO BY STEVE ANNEAR)It happened this morning at South Boston's 'World Shaving Headquarters" of Gillette. Shane Vicotrino and David Ortiz had their beards shorn for charity—a $100,000 donation by the razor-maker to The One Fund Boston. World-famous Boston police officer Steve Horgan (he of the now permanently-raised arms) also parted with his whiskers. Ortiz left...

Big Papi, Boston's finest land on SI cover

The Guru Contributing Writer World Series MVP David Ortiz made the cover of this week's Sports Illustrated and he brought along three other heroes. Ortiz appears with three Boston Police officers who were among he first-responders to the Boston Marathon bombings back. The new Sports Illustrated issue, which comes out Wednesday, includes a column by SI senior baseball writer...

David Ortiz Mic’d Up During Game 4 Dugout Speech, Tells Team ‘We Don’t Get Here Everyday, Let’s Relax and Play’ (Video)

David Ortiz certainly left his mark on the field during the Red Sox’ World Series run, walking away with MVP honors after batting at a .688 clip throughout six games, but it was what he did in the dugout that may have turned things around for the Red Sox. During Game 4, Big Papi was shown gathering his teammates and delivering a powerful message to “24 kindergartners looking...

David Ortiz wins Silver Slugger award

Photo Courtesy of MassLive Conor Frederick (@ConorJF1016) Contributing Writer According to the Red Sox official website, David Ortiz has snagged his sixth Silver Slugger award, which is awarded to the best offensive player at each position. Ortiz had another outstanding year at DH, posting a .309 average, 30 home runs, 108 RBI's, and a .959 OPS. Ortiz was the lone Red Sox player...

Red Sox Are Winners in Endorsement Dollars, Too

The Red Sox not only won the World Series, but they probably won the endorsement game this off-season as well. David “Big Papi” Ortiz showed that he is still a big star by winning the MVP award for the series.  That will boost his marketability quite a bit. From AdWeek: David  Ortiz will take in close to an extra $1 million in endorsement deals thanks to his timely two home...

Ortiz, Victorino shave off beards

World Series MVP David Ortiz and Boston Red Sox teammate Shane Victorino had their beards shaved for charity Monday to benefit victims of the Boston Marathon bombings in April. The "shave offs" occurred at Gillette's world headquarters. The Boston company donated $100,000 to the One Fund, which is assisting victims and their families of the bombings on April 15. Three...

Dan Shaughnessy, soothsayer: Scrappy doesn't sell in Boston in 2013

Dan Shaughnessy, ultimate know-it-all, troller and Boston Globe columnist, had made up his mind about the Red Sox back in February, and his prediction was less than flattering. In an article entitled "It's hard to get excited about these Red Sox," Shaughnessy wrote this before the season began. He's truly an oracle when it comes to this whole prediction business...

This Week’s WWE SmackDown Rating + Cena/Ortiz

– reports that John Cena presented World Series MVP David Ortiz with a WWE Championship belt. Ortiz wore the belt during the Red Sox’s World Series win celebration which, while Cena was unable to attend, the World champion did Tweet about. – Friday’s episode of WWE SmackDown drew 2.73 million viewers, up 2% from last week’s 2.68. The show drew a 0.7 in the 18-49...

Video: Shane Victorino & Jonny Gomes Visit Conan

With David Ortiz gallivanting his way through the New York talk show circuit, Boston Red Sox outfielders Shane Victorino and Jonny Gomes headed out west to talk with Conan O'Brien, who by the way, is a Red Sox fan. Follow Ian on Twitter @soxanddawgs. And be sure to like us on Facebook as well.
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