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NESN 30: David Ortiz’s Post-Marathon Bombing Speech Fuels Boston (Video)

Boston was in mourning following the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, but the city turned to sports to help heal. Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz, a mainstay in the Boston sports scene since 2003, only added to that notion when he took the microphone before his team’s first home game following the tragedy. His infamous phrase – “This is our (expletive) city” — would...
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David Ortiz passes Carl Yastrzemski on all-time home run list

Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz continued his climb through the game’s record book ranks on Monday. Ortiz hit the 452nd and 453rd home runs of his career to move past Boston great Carl Yastrzemski into 36th place on the all-time list.  The Red Sox also won their fifth straight game with a 14-1 rout of the Toronto Blue Jays. Ortiz tied Yastrzemski with a two-run blast to...
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David Ortiz Passes Carl Yastrzemski On All-Time Home Run List (Video)

David Ortiz stands alone in 36th place on Major League Baseball’s all-time home run list. Ortiz passed Hall of Famer and Boston Red Sox legend Carl Yastrzemski by launching two home runs Monday in a 14-1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. Ortiz now has 453 career home runs, including 395 as a member of the Red Sox. All 452 of Yastrzemski’s home runs came with the...
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David Ortiz Wastes No Time In Starting To Make Good On ‘Jamaica’ Promise

You didn’t think David Ortiz was lying, did you? Ortiz vowed Sunday — after going 1-for-13 during the Boston Red Sox’s three-game sweep of the Kansas City Royals at Fenway Park — to get “hotter than Jamaica in the middle of August.” The slugger wasted no time in starting to make good on his word Monday by leading the Red Sox to a 14-1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays at...
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Boston Red Sox have won 7 out of 8

The 2014 Boston Red Sox have not been read their last rights just yet. They earned their 5th straight victory Monday night with a 14-1 thumping of the Toronto Blue Jays. It was in Toronto that a little bit of history was made, too. Reigning World Series MVP David Ortiz cracked a pair of home runs, giving him his 452nd and 453rd long balls in his career and thus tied and surpassed...
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Red Sox's Ortiz Hitless Against Blue Jays Starter. Red Sox pregame 7/21/14

Toronto, ON- The Red Sox start a seven game road trip versus the Blue Jays and Rays, and although they are still in last place, they are finally hitting a hot streak, as they have won 7 of their last 8. 10-6 John Lackey takes the mound for the Red Sox. While he leads the team in wins, Lackey certainly has had a season of ups and downs. In his last four starts, his ERA has ballooned...
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David Ortiz Vows To Get ‘Hotter Than Jamaica In The Middle Of August’

Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia vowed earlier this season to get “hotter than Tent City.” David Ortiz now has a similar plan, though his destination of choice resides in the Caribbean. Ortiz enters Monday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on the heels of a three-game series against the Kansas City Royals in which he went 1-for-13, lowering his...
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David Ortiz is about to "get hotter than Jamaica"

Jim Rogash/Getty ImagesNick TarantinoContributing WriterDavid Ortiz was 0-5 on sunday, and just 1-13 in the three-game series against the Kansas City Royals. Those aren't good numbers. But if you look closer, they aren't as bad as they look.While Ortiz was 0-5 Sunday, he didn't strike out. He grounded out all five at bats. Also, during the whole series he didn't strike...
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You Literally Cannot Walk Two Blocks in Boston Without Seeing David Ortiz. And I’m Fine With That.

This morning, as I walked/cabbed/trained by ass from one end of Boston to the other, I had an odd feeling that I was being watched. By none other than David Ortiz. And it’s easy to see why. When Papi wasn’t peering up at me from the Improper Bostonian boxes throughout the city, his oversized image was staring down, bigger than life itself, from the Dunkin Donuts billboards peppering...
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David Ortiz has theory for Cubs' World Series drought

Three-time World Champion David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox has a simple solution for the Chicago Cubs have not won a World Series in 105 years and counting.  Get rid of day games.  And he has anecdotal evidence to prove it.  The recent member of the 450 home run club offered his wisdom as the Sox host the lovable Cubbies in a battle of teams with really old stadia (via Jesse...
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