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WATCH: Ground ball bites Mike Napoli

In Monday’s game at Fenway Park, right fielder Dayan Viciedo of the Chicago White Sox belted a three-run homer off Boston Red Sox’ starter Clay Buchholz. The White Sox would win 4-0 and the Red Sox would subsequently slip into last place in the American League East. Then against Brandon Workman, with the bases loaded and nobody out in the second inning, Viciedo hit a roller to...
Via Reading Between The Seams
3 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz on PED talk: ‘I don’t get no free pass’

Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz took issue Monday with commentators from the MLB Network for bringing his name up when discussing performance-enhancing drugs and saying he got a “free pass” in the Biogenesis investigation. Ortiz’s teammate, pitcher John Lackey, made a comment about Orioles outfielder Nelson Cruz and his 50-game suspension last season for...
Via Sports-Glory
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli’s ‘Idiot’ Comment Downplayed By John Farrell, Joe Girardi

NEW YORK — Mike Napoli simply was caught up in the moment. Napoli could be heard yelling, “what an idiot,” on FOX’s broadcast Saturday after returning to the Red Sox’s dugout following his go-ahead home run off Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka in the ninth inning of Boston’s 2-1 win. The comment — made in reference to Tanaka’s decision to throw a two-strike fastball...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli calls Masahiro Tanaka an 'idiot' (Video)

Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli called New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka an "idiot" for throwing him a fastball that he hit over the fence for a game-winning solo home run in the ninth inning of Saturday's game in the Bronx.Napoli's home run on a 1-2 pitch broke a 1-1 tie and would eventually give the Red Sox a 2-1 victory. After rounding the bases...
Via Holdout Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli on Masahiro Tanaka throwing him fastball ‘what an idiot!’ (Video)

Mike Napoli was the hero of Saturday night’s Red Sox-Yankees game after breaking a 1-1 tie in the 9th with a solo home run to right field to give the Sox a lead in an eventual 2-1 victory. Napoli was caught by FOX microphones saying “what an idiot!” repeatedly as he entered the Boston dugout […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Napoli on Tanaka's pitch selection: 'What an idiot!'

Mike Napoli has one word to describe Masahiro Tanaka after his decision to throw a fastball to him on an two-strike count.  “Idiot.”   The veteran C/1B/DH Napoli promptly deposited the fastball offering into the bleachers, giving the Sox a 2-1 lead in the 9th.  A lead they wouldn’t relinquish.  Ian Browne of reports that those words could be heard on the Fox broadcast...
Via Reading Between The Seams
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli Calls Opposing Pitcher an “Idiot”

The 2014 version of the New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox feud isn’t as heated as in years past, but, still…this can’t end well, right? After hitting a game-winning home run off Masahiro Tanaka Saturday night, Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli returned to the dugout and let his thoughts be known. “What an idiot,” the bearded slugger was heard to say during the FOX television...
Via Hall of Very Good
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli stole home plate (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Want to see something you have never seen before and will likely never see again? Boston Red Sox slugger Mike Napoli stole home plate during a win over the Oakland A’s on Sunday afternoon. A’s starter Tommy Malone caught Red Sox shortstop Jonathan Herrera leaning in the third inning […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli Steals Home With ‘Ninja’ Slide In Red Sox’s Win (Video)

For anyone who simply glanced over Sunday’s box score, your eyes did not deceive you. Mike Napoli indeed stole home. Napoli’s theft wasn’t a conventional steal, as the Red Sox slugger raced home from third base after Jonathan Herrera nearly got picked off first base by Oakland Athletics starter Tommy Milone in the third inning of Boston’s 7-6, 10-inning win. But it still...
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli and Shades of 2013

  It took until the fifth inning for the Red Sox to get their first hit, a Daniel Nava ground-rule double. And that was their only hit during regular frames. When Koji gave up the homer in the tenth, it looked like another nuts-against-the-cheese-grater loss. Then Big Papi and Mike Napoli channeled a little bit of 2013 magic. After Pedroia flied out to deep right, Ortiz went to...
Via Surviving Grady
23 days ago  |  Discuss
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