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David Ortiz May Open Restaurant In Springfield, Mass.

(Shawn Costa Photo) During his appearance at a Springfield Thunderbirds hockey game, former Red Sox hero David Ortiz strongly hinted that he might be back in the Pioneer Valley a lot in the future. The three-time World Series Champion stated that he might just open up an eatery in Springfield. Said Papi, "They're building a new casino here, so we're talking about building a restaurant...
Via FenwayNation
3 days ago

Astros, Dodgers fans don’t want David Ortiz picking their team in Game 7

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros will battle it out in a winner-take-all showdown Wednesday night in Game 7 of what has been an outstanding World Series.For the respective fan bases of the Dodgers and Astros, having FOX MLB analyst David Ortiz pick their team to win the series finale might as well be considered a kiss of death.Why? Because Ortiz, who has been otherwise...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
19 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz hilariously tries to get Magic Johnson to tamper with LeBron James

Big Papi is a part of FOX/FS1’s MLB coverage, and there is no doubt that his personality has made their programs much more fun. That continued on Wednesday before Game 2 of the World Series when David Ortiz tried to get Magic Johnson to tamper regarding LeBron James.Magic, who is a co-owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers and the President of Basketball Operations for the Lakers, joined...
Via Larry Brown Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz’s beard from 2013 World Series up for auction

Sports memorabilia is more unorthodox in nature than it used to be.Fans no longer fixate solely on autographed sports trading cards, jerseys, equipment and the like, and instead look to items that are a bit more unique.We recently saw one of Falcons defensive end Takkarist McKinley’s dreadlocks go up for sale on eBay, as it fell off at one point during the team’s game against the...
Via The Sports Daily
26 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
October 08, 2017  |  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 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

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