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10 eye-popping stats from David Ortiz’s dominant 2016 season (so far)

David Ortiz’ 2016 season has been electrifying. Ortiz has been consistently great, posting a .408 on base percentage on the season. He’s had breakout moments, like his 4-for-4 performance on Sunday, which came just short of the cycle. He’s been clutch, as evidenced by a walk-off double in the Red Sox’ 6-5 win over the Astros on May 14. He’s been […] The post 10...
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Wouldja Please Make David Ortiz an Offer He Can’t Refuse and End This “Retirement” BS

For more than a decade, whenever hope seemed lost or we needed some kind of magic at the zero hour, David Ortiz has been the go-to guy with a capital G. I’ve honestly lost count of the many times he’s pulled our asses from the fire, but his propensity for doing it on the big stage is unrivaled in the franchise’s history. Down three games to none in the 2004 ALCS against the...
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Should David Ortiz Seriously Reconsider Retirement After Strong Start?

It’s a question that, at this point, David Ortiz hears on a daily basis. The Boston Red Sox designated hitter came one strange hop away from hitting for his first career cycle in Sunday’s 5-2 win over the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park. So, as Ortiz discussed his 4-for-4 performance after the game, it was only a matter of time before someone brought it up. “Maybe you have...
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Will David Ortiz really retire? Red Sox slugger says he’s ‘100 percent sure’

David Ortiz continues to hit, so the question continues to get asked. The Boston Red Sox designated hitter announced last November he plans to retire after the 2016 season. But Ortiz is off to an incredible start in his final campaign, entering Friday ranked third in all of Major League Baseball with a 1.044 OPS. His prowess at the plate has led to repeated inquiries: Is he really...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz Retirement to Hurt Boston Red Sox in MLB Future

For as long as baseball fans can remember, David Ortiz has been the hero, and the face of the Boston Red Sox. The 40-year-old power hitter announced he would be enjoying his last year of MLB action in 2016, but that didn’t mean he was going to embrace a farewell tour without fireworks, right? The off-field leader has been ever-present both and off the field, and although he has...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz hits game-tying triple, game-winning homer versus Astros (VIDEO)

Big Papi isn’t going away quietly. The Red Sox hero added to his legend on Saturday with more milestones and more dramatics. With Boston down by a run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, Ortiz sent a Luke Gregerson pitch just over the reach of Houston left fielder Jake Marisnick. The ball went into the gap and Ortiz chugged around the bases with a triple. Then, in the bottom...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kevin Millar makes cameo as PA announcer at Fenway

BOSTON — Kevin Millar never has been shy about speaking up. But on Thursday night, he addressed quite a bigger audience. The former Major League Baseball first baseman, now an MLB Network analyst, was at Fenway Park with the network’s crew for Thursday’s Red Sox-Houston Astros matchup. Millar, who spent three seasons with the Red Sox from 2003 to 2005, is quite the folk hero...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: David Ortiz ejected after throwing fit over strike call

For one night, the new Stadium almost felt like the old one. David Ortiz came charging out of the dugout at umpire Ron Kulpa after he was tossed from a 3-2 loss for losing his composure over a pair of controversial strike calls, nearly making contact with him behind home plate. Yankees closer Andrew Miller painted the outside corner with a slider on 3-1, a pitch that an unsuspecting...
Via BP Bronx
17 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: David Ortiz ejected, loses his mind over strike calls

David Ortiz and John Farrell were ejected during the top of the ninth inning during the Boston Red Sox’s 3-2 loss to the New York Yankees on Friday. Ortiz was up with the bases loaded and his team down 3-2 with one out. On a 3-1 pitch, Andrew Miller threw a slider that was low and away. It was called a strike, leaving the Red Sox manager fuming. Farrell came out of the dugout...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox send David Ortiz off with box of cigars

David Ortiz likely will receive all sorts of interesting gifts during his Major League Baseball farewell tour, and that trend began Thursday night. The Boston Red Sox slugger played his final game at U.S. Cellular Field as his team finished up a three-game set against the Chicago White Sox. As has become custom for retirement tours, the White Sox honored Big Papi with a special ceremony...
18 days ago  |  Discuss

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