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A-Rod: Ortiz deserves Fenway statue, street named after him

Ted Williams, Carl Yastrzemski, Johnny Pesky, Bobby Doerr and Dom DiMaggio all have been immortalized with statues outside Fenway Park — fitting recognition for five Boston Red Sox legends. Alex Rodriguez believes David Ortiz should receive the same honor after his storied major league career concludes this fall. “No one else can speak for that team like he can,” Rodriguez...
Via NESN.com
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Luckily Didn’t Part Ways With David Ortiz In 2003 Despite DH’s Wishes

David Ortiz has always loved Boston, but he didn’t particularly enjoy his early time with the Red Sox. Everyone knows about how the Red Sox took a flier on the designated hitter in 2003 after the Minnesota Twins released him. As the story goes, Red Sox ace Pedro Martinez made a recommendation, and Boston ultimately signed the Dominican Republic product and the rest is quite literally...
Via NESN.com
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

From ‘Thin Papi’ to ‘Big Papi’, Ken Griffey Jr. Thinks David Ortiz is a Hall of Famer

In his final season, Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz sure has had a season to remember. At the age of 40, Ortiz is hitting .324 with 24 home runs and 79 RBIs and looks like a player in his prime. In past years, the discussion of whether or not Ortiz is worthy of a plaque in Cooperstown has only intensified, but 2016 Hall of Fame inductee Ken Griffey Jr. believes Ortiz...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz's odds of being American League MVP

This is an article about David Ortiz and the MVP. So, to confuse you, we’ll start with Josh Donaldson. On Wednesday he put on a power show to help the Blue Jays defeat the Diamondbacks, 10-4. This performance prompted Andrew Stoeten to tweet “MVP.” Which makes sense. We are talking about the reigning AL MVP going 2-for-4 with a double, homer, and walk. This prompted me to look...
Via BP Boston
3 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz gets batting practice home run ball stuck in Pesky Pole

BOSTON — The Pesky Pole, Fenway Park’s right field foul pole, has made for some strange home runs, but it’s safe to say none were as strange as what David Ortiz did Thursday. The Red Sox slugger was taking batting practice before Boston’s game against the Minnesota Twins, so, of course, he knocked a few baseballs out of the yard. However, one of them apparently wasn...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: MLB to look into David Ortiz’s comments for tampering

Big Papi could be in a little trouble for having a big mouth. Major League Baseball might not be feeling the same love for David Ortiz that everyone at Petco Park did during the All-Star Game. The Red Sox slugger could face discipline for tampering after saying that Blue Jays designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion would make a good replacement for him when he retires after this...
Via The Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz gets ovation during final All-Star Game at-bat

Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz played in his tenth and final All-Star game on Tuesday, and the fans in attendance at Petco Park showed their appreciation for the veteran’s tenure in the league with a round of applause. Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez said he was going to groove a pitch for Ortiz, so when the two faced each other in the third inning (Ortiz’s second at-bat of...
Via The Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: David Ortiz gets standing ovation in final All-Star Game at-bat

There was no storybook home run for David Ortiz in his final Major League Baseball All-Star Game at-bat, but he still received a sendoff worthy of a three-time World Series champion and 10-time All-Star. Ortiz came to the plate twice Tuesday at Petco Park, grounding out in the first inning and walking in the third. Ortiz was lifted in favor of pinch runner and potential future...
Via NESN.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz got new hand tattoo to commemorate All-Star Games

David Ortiz decided to commemorate his 10th and final All-Star Game selection with a special tattoo. The Boston Red Sox DH added a new tattoo on his left hand that features a red star with the number 10 inside. Here’s a close-up look at the tattoo: David Ortiz got this tattoo on Wednesday to commemorate his 10th All-Star appearance. pic.twitter.com/b2k5aVYDJn — Pete Abraham...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: David Ortiz steals second without a throw

It’s rare to see fans at a Major League Baseball game stand up and cheer for a stolen base, but on Sunday, the fans at Fenway Park had good reason. In the bottom of the seventh inning of the series finale of the Red Sox and Mariners, Boston designated hitter David Ortiz managed to steal second. What was most amazing was the fact that Ortiz made it to second before the catcher...
Via The Comeback
June 20, 2016  |  Discuss
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