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WATCH: Marathon winner Meb Keflezighi throws first pitch

The Fenway Faithful honored Boston Marathon winner Meb Keflezighi at the ballpark Wednesday night. Keflezighi, the first U.S. marathoner to win Boston since 1983, was given his own personalized “Meb” jersey for the occasion — with, fittingly, the number 26.2 on the back — before delivering the ceremonial first pitch to Boston Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes. Check it out in...
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Red Sox’s David Ortiz Hits 482-Foot Home Run Off Masahiro Tanaka (Video)

Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz hit a mammoth home run Tuesday night at Fenway Park off New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka. The ball landed 482 feet from home plate, making it the second-longest home run of the 2014 season (Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton’s 484-foot bomb is the longest). It was also the longest homer hit by a Red Sox batter...
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Boston Red Sox Still Playing Big Role In City’s Ongoing Healing Process

David Ortiz’s speech on April 20, 2013 forever will be remembered for the Red Sox slugger’s bold declaration, “This is our (expletive) city.” But those five words piggybacked on another fitting gesture. The Red Sox donned uniforms that day — the first game at Fenway Park after last April’s Boston Marathon bombing — with “Boston” written across the chest, a tweak...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Strong: Red Sox Nation Comes Home With A Bang, Beat O's 5-6 In "Wild" Fashion

Sweet Caroline. The Green Monster. Big Papi Ortiz. Red Sox Nation is one of the most cultured baseball groups in all of Major League Baseball. The Red Sox found themselves on the road for the one year anniversary of the tragic Boston Marathon bombings this past Tuesday, and in the Windy City playing my beloved White Sox on the South Side of Chicago. The White Sox, in a very respectful...
Via The Sports Blogette
3 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz: I'll be at the Boston Marathon finish line this year

The one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing has not been short on retrospectives, with nearly every media outlet taking the time to reflect on one of the worst tragedies in the city’s history. David Ortiz — in many ways the face of Boston sports — chose to offer his own look back this week in a first-person essay for Sports Illustrated. “The bombing at the Boston Marathon...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz Gives Thumbs Up to SNL Spoof (Video)

David Ortiz has been getting a lot of heat for taking a selfie with President Obama posting it to Twitter, so of course Saturday Night Live wasted no time doing a hilarious spoof of the whole situation according to Yahoo Sports. Ortiz decided to do what he does best and tweet about it. He gave SNL his approval for the whole skit. At least Big Papi is being a good sport. Have to...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Keenan Thompson spoofs David Ortiz on SNL

"Saturday Night Live" pulled off a hilarious Weekend Update skit on the David Ortiz-Samsung controversy. Watch SNL's video here.
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Best David Ortiz Impression Since Esther Rolle

If you’re looking for something to take the sting out of yesterday’s Red Sox loss to the Yankees, look no further than Kenan Thompson’s take on Big Papi from last night’s SNL. It works. And I could totally see Ortiz doing the anti-depression ad campaign they reference. The post Best David Ortiz Impression Since Esther Rolle appeared first on Surviving Grady.
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz hits home run, takes 32.91 seconds to round bases, a new record (video)

It cannot be denied that David Ortiz’s home run on Wednesday night was amazingly clutch. After all, Big Papi’s three-run homer erased a 2-1 deficit and proved to the game-winning hit in giving the Boston Red Sox a 4-2 victory over the Texas Rangers. It can, however, be argued that Ortiz took an excruciatingly long […] The post David Ortiz hits home run, takes 32.91 seconds...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

White House takes David Ortiz to task for opportunistic selfie

The White House is calling foul on Red Sox slugger David Ortiz taking a shameless selfie with President Obama — which is turning out to be a commercial plug for corporate sponsor Samsung.The situation with “Big Papi” taking the promotional cell phone photo in the middle of a televised event with the president for a paycheck has become hairier than Madonna's armpits and...
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21 days ago  |  1 Comment
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