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John Farrell: Ortiz's retirement announcement 'bittersweet'

David Ortiz’s career will come to an end when the designated hitter retires following the 2016 season, which is “bittersweet” for Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell to think about. On one hand, Ortiz has earned the year-long farewell thanks to his 503 career home runs and three World Series, but it also means the Boston manager only has one more season with him in the...
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David Ortiz's Goof-Natured Response To SNL Parody

David Ortiz responded to SNL's Kenan Thompson regarding his spoof of the Red Sox DH. In a Monday tweet, Big Papi put on display a picture of an iguana as "the first member of our new gym". The reference is to Thompson's parody of a gym sponsorship by Ortiz of the fictitious "IguanaNox". As of this morning, the tweet got 1,600 "likes" and 644 re-tweets.
Via FenwayNation
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David Ortiz responds to latest 'Saturday Night Live' skit

    David Ortiz was once again the center of a hilarious “Saturday Night Live” skit over the weekend, and Big Papi is being a great sport about it. In honor of Ortiz’s recent revelation that he will retire after the 2015 season, SNL’s Kenan Thompson returned to poke more fun at Ortiz. The skit involved faux Big Papi proudly talking about all the advertising and business...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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SNL Weekend Update tackles David Ortiz' retirement (Video)

Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz announced that he is retiring from baseball following the 2016 MLB season. Big Papi's upcoming retirement inspired a sketch for the latest "Weekend Update" segment of Saturday Night Live.SNL cast member Kenan Thompson has played Ortiz before, but this go-round as Big Papi may be his most hilarious yet. Based on the sketch, Ortiz has some great...
Via Holdout Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz Promotes Dating Website In Hilarious “Saturday Night Live” Skit (Video)

David Ortiz might be retiring from baseball after next season, but that doesn’t mean he’ll be out of the spotlight. In fact, the Boston Red Sox’s designated hitter, played by cast member Kenan Thompson,  appears to be the next Billy Mays if his latest “Saturday Night Live” skit is any indication While none of those promotions are real, don’t be shocked to see Ortiz...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 5 moments of David Ortiz’s career

On Tuesday, David Ortiz announced that the 2016 season will be his last. 2016 will be my final season. Thanks for all the memories — David Ortiz (@davidortiz) November 18, 2015 The outspoken slugger has been one of the most dynamic, prolific players in the last decade and will certainly be missed. The Boston Red Sox DH has come up in the clutch on multiple...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Papi on retirement: 'I wish I could play another 40 years'

David Ortiz officially is hanging ’em up after 20 long years. The Boston Red Sox designated hitter announced Wednesday, on his 40th birthday, that he’s retiring after the 2016 season. Ortiz made a video for The Players’ Tribune to break the news. “I thought a lot about it, and for every single one of us, athletes-wise, we run out of time at some point,” Ortiz said. ...
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David Ortiz hit home runs, swore on TV, and won fans' hearts

David Ortiz recently announced his plans to retire after completion of the 2016 season. His contract with the Red Sox includes two options for 2016 and 2017. So his retirement after next season will leave (at least) $10 million on the table. It’s not something you often see so he must really feel like it’s the right time. Finishing the 2016 season will round out his impressive...
Via The Outside Corner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz Has Refused to Decline

Anyone who’s ever tried to analyze baseball has had the occasions of coming away fairly humbled by the experience. I’ve been made to look stupid at least dozens of times, but one that really sticks out is a blog entry from May 2007, when I figured a mid-30s Raul Ibanez was about out of bat speed and power. From the date of that entry through the end of his career, Ibanez batted...
Via Fangraphs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB not happy about David Ortiz mod in 'Fallout 4'

There’s a fun modification in the new “Fallout 4” video game that allows users to play as a spiked-bat wielding character in David Ortiz’s Boston Red Sox uniform. But Major League Baseball doesn’t think it’s very fun. “The use of these marks is an infringement of our rights. We plan to enforce those rights,” an MLB spokesman said in an e-mail to The Boston Globe...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

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