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David Ortiz reenacts famous Boston movies in hilarious video

When the Red Sox retire David Ortiz’s No. 34 jersey at Fenway Park on June 23, you could be there to give Big Papi a big hug. Ortiz teamed up with fundraising platform Omaze to raise money for the David Ortiz Children’s Fund and the Red Sox Foundation by raffling off a chance to hang before the ceremony, […]
Via Boston.com
3 days ago

David Ortiz goes full conspiracy theorist, claims Yankees leaked his positive PED test

You may have forgotten, amid David Ortiz’s 2016 farewell tour/public lovefest, that the beloved Red Sox designated hitter was once implicated as a user of performance enhancing drugs.In 2009, the New York Times reported that Ortiz was among the 104 Major-League players who came up positive for PEDs during anonymous testing in 2003. Ortiz denied the report at the time and has insisted...
Via The Comeback
7 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz recounts ‘Big Papi’ origins to Stephen Colbert

David Ortiz has been known as “Big Papi” going all the way back to 2003 when he joined the Boston Red Sox. But how did Ortiz come by the nickname that is as synonymous with a particular player as any beloved moniker in Major League Baseball history?The retired Red Sox slugger currently is making the media rounds to promote his new book, “Papi: My Story.” On Wednesday night...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
9 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz critical of former Twins manager in new book

While David Ortiz will always be remembered as a member of the Boston Red Sox, his MLB career began with the Minnesota Twins. In his upcoming memoir, Big Papi shared some displeasure with the Minnesota organization, specifically regarding his old manager Tom Kelly.“I know he’s recognized as a good baseball man, but he struck me as a guy who believed his players were dumb,”...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Bobby Valentine responds to criticism from David Ortiz

Former Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine clapped back at slugger David Ortiz after the future Hall of Famer derided Valentine in a book excerpt released on SI.com.“Everyone I knew was unimpressed with Valentine [when he was hired],” and that “it was impossible to ignore the comments from my teammates about Bobby’s managing, how he made decisions that didn’t make any...
Via Sportsnaut
16 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz has 'mild interest' in Red Sox broadcasting gig?

Boston Red Sox fans could see David Ortiz back at Fenway Park -- just not in the immediate future, and far removed from the playing field.The ex-Red Sox slugger has mulled taking on some role with the team ever since he retired last October. But according to Sox president Sam Kennedy, it sounds like Big Papi isn’t in a huge rush to dive back into baseball.“We’re talking through...
Via NESN.com
April 03, 2017  |  Discuss

David Ortiz went crazy for D.R.'s comeback win over USA

There was a marquee matchup in the World Baseball Classic on Saturday night as the United States took on the defending champion Dominican Republic at Marlins Park in Miami.Team USA held a 5-3 lead in the bottom of the eighth inning, when Nelson Cruz launched a three-run home run off of Andrew Miller to give the Dominican Republic the lead.And former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz...
Via NESN.com
March 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Future Hall of Famer David Ortiz to publish memoir in May

David Ortiz is still retired and will remain so for those hoping his announcement was a dream.The 41-year-old hung up his cleats after one of his best seasons in 2016, but there could be some good news for the die-hard Big Papi fans. The 20-year veteran is publishing a memoir and it comes out in May of this year. Papi will be “an entertaining, unfiltered memoir by one of the game’s...
Via Sportsnaut
March 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: David Ortiz could join Red Sox broadcast team this season

The options seemingly are endless for David Ortiz as he considers myriad post-retirement options. And comments from Boston Red Sox president Sam Kennedy indicate Ortiz’s first job may be a role on the Boston Red Sox broadcast team.Kennedy discussed the retired icon’s future during an interview this week on Boston Herald Radio. While nothing is set in stone, Kennedy, who previously...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 23, 2017  |  Discuss

David Ortiz gives fans a glimpse at his new spring training

David Ortiz seems to be enjoying his retirement.While the rest of the Boston Red Sox are gathered in Fort Myers, Fla., for the beginning of spring training, the former designated hitter reported to the beach and shared a look at his new spring training via Twitter. Although Ortiz claims it’s “so good to be retired,” that hasn’t kept his name from coming up frequently at Red...
Via NESN.com
February 19, 2017  |  Discuss
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