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Justin Verlander prefers NL rules

The designated hitter has been around for more than 40 years. Still, it remains one of the more hotly debated topics in baseball. Responding to a question from Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer about what rules people would like to see changed, Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander offered his two cents.  Verlander made two points here. One is hard to argue with. The other can be...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Could David Ortiz join the Red Sox broadcast booth this season? Big Papi is interested

Now that he’s retired, what is former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz going to do with his time? He probably needs something to do after he’s done teaching tennis lessons and claiming lost tennis balls that he launched out of the court on his taxes. Though he might not be swinging a bat for the Red Sox this season, he still may be involved with the team in a different capacity...
Via Awful Announcing
3 days ago  |  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
3 days ago  |  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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox expect David Ortiz to 'have a role' with team in near future

Despite Hanley Ramirez’s best efforts, David Ortiz is done playing baseball for the Boston Red Sox.But you still could see Big Papi floating around Fenway Park in the near future.When the legendary slugger retired last season, he hinted that he might be interested in taking an off-field job with the club down the road. The Red Sox, obviously, said they’d welcome him with open...
Via NESN.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Hanley Ramirez stokes David Ortiz comeback talk, Big Papi shuts it down

If you thought the David Ortiz comeback chatter would die down once the 2017 season began, well, Hanley Ramirez had other plans.The Boston Red Sox first baseman/designated hitter reported to spring training in Fort Myers, Fla., on Thursday sporting Ortiz’s No. 34 on his chest. He then held a 20-minute press conference with reporters, a significant portion of which was dedicated...
Via NESN.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Hanley Ramirez arrives at BoSox spring training in David Ortiz shirt

The legend of Big Papi lives on.For the first time in 14 years, David Ortiz didn’t show up at Boston Red Sox spring training after he officially retired at the end of last season. But while Ortiz is gone from the Red Sox’s clubhouse, Hanley Ramirez made sure the gregarious slugger wasn’t forgotten Thursday when he arrived at camp. Ramirez showed his fellow Dominican Republic...
Via NESN.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Dustin Pedroia completely recovered from knee surgery

Dustin Pedroia says he is completely recovered from the surgery he underwent on his knee during the offseason.The Boston Red Sox second baseman injured his knee in September and struggled thereafter. He underwent arthroscopic knee surgery in October.“I did rehab stuff most of the offseason,” Pedroia said on Monday via WEEI’s John Tomase. “But you know, I feel great, normal...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox to retire David Ortiz’s No. 34 on June 23

If David Ortiz is thinking about coming back for another season, he clearly hasn’t informed the Boston Red Sox of his intentions.On Thursday, the Red Sox announced that they are planning to retire Ortiz’s No. 34 jersey on June 23 before a home game against the Los Angeles Angels. Ortiz will become the 10th player to have his number retired by the Red Sox. The last was Pedro Martinez...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 26, 2017  |  Discuss

David Ortiz slams door on rumors of potential comeback

Any rumor about David Ortiz thinking about coming back for another season in Major League Baseball can now be put to rest, we think. Ortiz seemed to close the door shut on his baseball career with a recent interview with ESPN Deportes, in which he says he has now moved on from the rigors of playing baseball every day. “My playing time has already expired,” Ortiz told ESPN...
Via The Comeback
January 16, 2017  |  Discuss
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