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Crude, racist jokes force NESN to cancel David Ortiz roast

David Ortiz is beloved by Red Sox fans for his sense of humor — tacked on to his decorated playing career — but a comedy segment dedicated to the recently retired slugger took it too far. NESN pulled a show from its weekend programming, the Boston Globe reported Friday, when what was supposed to be...
Via New York Post
12 hours ago

Ortiz roast scrapped from TV, due in part to Gronk being Gronk

Sometimes, Gronk being Gronk isn’t suitable for television. Via the Boston Globe, last week’s roast of former Red Sox star David Ortiz ended up not being shown on NESN over the weekend due to concerns about the over-the-top nature of many of the jokes. Some of those were told by, or referred to, Patriots tight…
Via Pro Football Talk
16 hours ago

David Ortiz gets his number retired for the Boston Red Sox

David Ortiz was just the tenth Boston Red Sox player to get his number retired. Boston honored their most recent legend in a 30-minute minute ceremony that took place before the series opener against the Los Angels on Friday night. Ortiz joined the likes of other Red Sox greats: Ted Williams (9), Joe Cronin (4), Bobby Doerr (1), Carl Yastrzemski (8), Carlton Fisk (27), Johnny Pesky...
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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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: David Ortiz l Rick Porcello l Powered By CLNS

Rick Porcello will take the hill for the Red Sox, facing off against Alex Meyer. This all happens the day David Ortiz number is retired!
Via YouTube
3 days ago  |  Discuss

There is now a street in Boston named after David Ortiz

The man who once said “This is our [bleepin’] city” now has his own bleepin’ street. Retired Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz had the honor of having a street in Boston renamed in recognition of his impact on the Red Sox and the city of Boston on Thursday. Yawkey Way Extension is now known as David Ortiz Drive. As if that was not enough, Ortiz already had a bridge named...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Up, Three Down: Scooter Gennett makes his mark

Welcome to this week's edition of Three Up, Three Down — your weekly catch-up of the three best highlights (and lowlights) from around the league. We're here for all of the cheers and the jeers, because it's baseball. You can't have a winner without someone losing along the way.This week, we have an unlikely history-maker, a revival north of the border, an veteran looking like...
Via Yardbarker
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez insinuates David Ortiz could return to Red Sox

Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz may have called it quits on his baseball career — for now — but that doesn’t mean he’ll never return to give it one more go.With the Red Sox heating up, looking to make another championship run, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe asked Ortiz about the possibility of returning on Monday, and he had this to say.“I just retired. I don’t want...
Via The Sports Daily
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez suggests Red Sox should bring back David Ortiz

Pedro Martinez thinks the Boston Red Sox could use another slugger, and he knows exactly who would be perfect for the role.The former three-time Cy Young winner and current MLB analyst was sharing some thoughts on Twitter Monday night about an assortment of teams. One tweet suggested David Ortiz re-join the Red Sox: So Big Papi is working out and in baseball shape? Hmm.Ortiz retired...
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 days ago  |  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

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