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Brett Gardner lauded for incredible at-bat in Game 5

Brett Gardner delivered one of the best at-bats of the series — if not the season — during the 9th inning of Game 5 of the ALDS between the Cleveland Indians and New York Yankees on Wednesday.Gardner worked Indians closer Cody Allen for 12 pitches before delivering a single that helped score two runs and give the Yankees a cushion and some much needed momentum in Game 5.Gardner was...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz goes nuts celebrating Hanley Ramirez's big hit

David Ortiz once hit behind Hanley Ramirez in the Boston Red Sox batting order, but now, as an analyst, he’s on the other side of the fence, and is forced to watch his former teammate attempt to lead the team.Ramirez did just that on Sunday, coming through for the Red Sox in a big way when they needed it most. With Boston clinging to a 4-3 lead against Houston in Game 3 of the American...
Via The Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: David Ortiz mocks A-Rod over picking Yankees in ALDS

David Ortiz and Alex Rodriguez of course were longtime rivals during their MLB careers as the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees battled it out for AL East supremacy. But the two retired ballplayers are coworkers now that Big Papi has been added to FOX Sports’ postseason coverage.And it didn’t take long for the two to have an on-air moment that suggested old rivalries die hard,...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
10 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz shares thoughts on anti-racist banner at Fenway

David Ortiz doesn’t feel that an MLB ballpark is any place for fans to make political statements using banners and signs — no matter what the message being displayed may be.TMZ caught up with Ortiz on Thursday and filled him in about the banner that was hung from the Green Monster at Fenway Park the night before. There was initially some confusion over whether the message was one...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Red Sox owner wants to rename Yawkey Way

Boston Red Sox owner John Henry thinks it’s time to make a change around Fenway Park.Henry wants to lead an effort to get the city of Boston to rename Yawkey Way, the street that sits behind the Green Monster at Fenway Park.Yawkey Way is named after former Sox owner, Tom Yawkey, who owned the team from 1933-1976. Under Yawkey, the Red Sox were the last team to integrate, waiting...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 17, 2017  |  Discuss

David Ortiz throws terrible ceremonial first pitch (Video)

Friday night, the Red Sox celebrated the storied career of David Ortiz. The former first baseman and designated hitter had his number retired and threw out the first pitch prior to Boston’s game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. He also spoke to the fans for nearly ten minutes, receiving a warm welcome.Perhaps all the years not playing in the field affected Ortiz’s throwing...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 23, 2017  |  Discuss

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
May 20, 2017  |  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 Ortiz...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
May 18, 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 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 Deportes...
Via The Comeback
January 16, 2017  |  Discuss
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