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David Ortiz’s ‘Landmark Year’ Justifies Red Sox’s Approach To Contract

BOSTON — David Ortiz’s contract extension sure looks good right about now. The Red Sox will enter this offseason with an extensive checklist that includes building a more consistent and dynamic offense. Fortunately for Boston, by virtue of extending Ortiz through at least 2015 back in March, the club doesn’t also need to worry about securing the services of its most productive...
Via NESN.com
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Allen Craig Back In Red Sox Lineup; David Ortiz Sitting In Angels Series Finale

The Boston Red Sox are trying to avoid being swept by the Los Angeles Angels, but they’ll have to do so without Big Papi. Designated hitter David Ortiz will have a routine day off Thursday for Boston’s fourth and final game against the Halos. Outfielder Allen Craig, who was activated from the disabled list Thursday, will slide into the DH spot and bat fifth. Alex Hassan was...
Via NESN.com
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ortiz tied for most 30-homer seasons in Sox history

David Ortiz continues his assault up the Red Sox history books. Ortiz was at it again Wednesday night, clubbing his 30th home run of the season, and fourth in his last five games. For Ortiz, it's his eighth season of 30-plus home runs, all with the Red Sox. That ties him for the most 30-homer seasons in club history with - yup, Ted Williams. This coming on the heels of Ortiz...
Via Pro Sports Daily
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: David Ortiz Joins Ted Williams, Johnny Damon With Feats

BOSTON — One inning is all it takes. The Red Sox jumped out to a 3-0 lead Wednesday against the Los Angeles Angels at Fenway Park. Clay Buchholz imploded in the fifth inning, though, and the Sox walked away 8-3 losers. The Red Sox have lost four straight and five of their last six. They’ve dropped 15 of their last 20 games against the Angels. The Angels will look to complete...
Via NESN.com
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Aren't David Ortiz and Albert Pujols Just the Cutest?

Guys can get a little temperamental during a baseball game. Sometimes the whole 'heat of the competition' thing can get to guys and they may react in ways that are unnecessary, unprofessional, and even harmful to their respective team.This moment between two of baseball's titans--Boston Red Sox DH David Ortiz and Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols--is not...
Via FatManWriting
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jon Lester, Jonny Gomes Do Ice Bucket Challenge; Ben Cherington Next? (Video)

Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes accepted David Ortiz’s challenge. Lester and Gomes, both of whom were traded from the Boston Red Sox to the Oakland Athletics before the Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline, on Wednesday participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. They did so in emphatic fashion. The duo had been challenged by Ortiz, who was challenged by former Red Sox...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz Leading Red Sox’s Stumbling Offense (Video)

  The 2014 Boston Red Sox sit near the bottom of the barrel in most of Major League Baseball’s offensive stats categories, but there’s one Sox player who’s breaking out of the mold this season — David Ortiz. Despite his team’s struggles on offense, Big Papi is trucking along, crushing home runs. With his 30th homer of the season on the horizon, Ortiz would match his...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jon Lester returning to Boston ‘a long shot’

The consensus since the Boston Red Sox traded Jon Lester to the Oakland Athletics at the trade deadline has been that Lester, a free agent at season’s end, very well may end up back in Boston next season. But, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, Lester returning to Boston this upcoming winter is viewed as a long shot. Back in Spring Training, the Red Sox offered Lester a four...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Curt Schilling: ‘Chewing tobacco is what gave me cancer’

Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling told WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon on Wednesday morning that chewing tobacco is what caused him to have squamous cell carcinoma, a type of mouth cancer. Schilling used chewing tobacco for three decades. “I’ll go to my grave believing that was why I got what I got,” he said on the radio show. “Absolutely. No question...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Sox Lose Yet Another One Run Game

I am pretty sure the Red Sox are never going to win another game, ever.  It sure feels like that sometimes, doesn’t it?  The Red Sox were up against Jered Weaver of the Angels and were able to battle back to the tie the game, but Koji Uehara had one of his rare hiccups and allowed the go ahead run in the top of the 9th.  Rookie starter Allen Webster held his own against Weaver...
Via Fenway West
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: Checking in with old friends

The Boston Red Sox opening day roster is drastically different than the roster we see today. There are plenty of players that Sox fans still want to see succeed on other teams, while others not so much. Ranging from Jon Lester to Chris Capuano, let’s take a look at how these ex-Sox are doing elsewhere. Jon Lester- Lester is the one person all Bostonians would love to see back...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox 'Bullpen Cop' Steve Horgan immortalized with own bobblehead

One of the most memorable images from last year’s MLB postseason featured a person not even playing in the games. When Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz jacked a grand slam during the eighth inning of Game 2 of the ALCS against the Detroit Tigers that led the Sox to a huge win, a Boston cop was in a prominent position as the ball cleared the fence. He then rode his fortunate stadium...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox ‘Bullpen Cop’ Steve Horgan immortalized with own bobblehead (pic/vid)

One of the most memorable images from last year’s MLB postseason came from a person not even playing in the games. When Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz jacked a grand slam during the eighth inning of Game 2 of the ALCS against the Detroit Tigers that led the Sox to a huge win, a […] The post Red Sox ‘Bullpen Cop’ Steve Horgan immortalized with own bobblehead (pic/vid)...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
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Who Bat Flips After Getting A Walk? David Ortiz Does (Gif)

This is obviously an old photo just because of the other two players photographed but you get the point of David Ortiz’s bat flips.  Big Papi is a lovable guy and when he gets a walk, he flips his bat in the most lovable of ways. Such poise. David Ortiz bat flips after a walk dot gif. http://t.co/uuzxCRejgz — Justin Russo (@FlyByKnite) August 18, 2014 Like a boss. [NIS] The...
Via Geeks and Cleats
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bullpen Cop Steve Horgan Immortalized With Bobblehead At Red Sox Game (Video)

Officer Steve Horgan officially has reached the big time. Horgan will always be remembered for one of the iconic images of the 2013 Boston Red Sox championship series. Serving as the Fenway Park bullpen cop, Horgan found instant fame as he raised his hands in celebration when David Ortiz hit a game-tying grand slam in the American League Championship Series. The image of Horgan with...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

A Gentle Reminder that David Ortiz is Still a Bad Ass Motherf$%ker

This Red Sox season hasn’t exactly been a cornucopia of good vibes, unless kicking yourself in the balls is your idea of a good time (and for a couple years between high school and college, for me it was). But even as the team threatens to unseat the 2012 edition for owners of the worst record of my lifetime, one solid fact remains: David Ortiz is still amazing to watch. Whether...
Via Surviving Grady
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Papi Gone Wild! Ortiz Powers Sox Over 'Stros

(Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)David Ortiz had one of those games last night. He cranked out two HRs (including his 400th in a Red Sox uniform) and knocked in six of the team's runs in Boston's 10-7 win over the LastRos (who by the way—unlike The Carmine Hose—are in fourth place in their division). Only Ted Williams and Carl Yastrzemski could claim 400 HRs with...
Via FenwayNation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Papi honored to join Ted, Yaz with 400th Sox homer

David Ortiz hit his first home run for the Red Sox on April 27, 2003, in Anaheim. His pinch-hit, solo shot in the 14th inning broke a tie and Boston went on to win, 6-4. Ortiz still remembers it. A decade passed, and Ortiz hit a few more home runs. He certainly doesn't recall all of them, but Saturday's were surely special. With a two-run shot to dead-center in the third...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz’s Red Sox Milestone Highlights Special Night For Slugger

BOSTON — The Red Sox might want to make plans for another statue outside Gate B at Fenway Park. Ortiz joined Ted Williams and Carl Yastrzemski on Saturday in becoming the third player ever to hit 400 home runs as a member of the Red Sox. Ortiz hit two homers — No. 400 and No. 401 — while guiding the Red Sox to a 10-7 win over the Houston Astros on what was a special night for...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox: Ortiz Carries Team To 10-7 Win With Historic Night

The Red Sox won another game as they now have taken two of the first three games of this four game set from the Houston Astros on the back of David Ortiz.
Via CLNS Radio
5 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz: ‘You Gotta Give (The Fans) What They Expect’ (Video)

David Ortiz had a historic night against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park on Saturday, but it was just another day in the office for him. Big Papi launched his 400th and 401st home runs, joining a club that consists of only two other Boston Red Sox legends: Ted Williams and Carl Yastrzemski. “Whenever you come to this organization to play, you never — you’re not expecting...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ortiz's 2 HRs, 6 RBIs power Red Sox over Astros

BOSTON (AP) David Ortiz hit a pair of two-run homers, including his 400th in a Red Sox uniform, and drove in a career high-tying six runs to power Boston past the Houston Astros 10-7 Saturday night. Big Papi joined Hall of Famers Ted Williams and Carl Yastrzemski as the only players to hit 400 homers while playing with the Red Sox. Ortiz did it with his shot into the first row of...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz Launches 400th Home Run Of Boston Red Sox Career (Video)

Only three Boston Red Sox players have hit 400 or more home runs for the franchise. David Ortiz is one of them. Big Papi launched No. 400 over the center field wall Saturday during the third inning of Boston’s contest against the Houston Astros, joining an elite club comprised of Ted Williams (521) and Carl Yastrzemski (452). The two-run jack cut Houston’s lead to 5-3. Your browser...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Papi hits 400th career HR in Red Sox uniform

BOSTON (AP) David Ortiz has become the third player in Red Sox history to hit 400 home runs with the team. Ortiz connected in the third inning Saturday night against Houston, sending a drive into the first row of the center-field seats at Fenway Park. Ortiz has 458 home runs in his career, which started with the Minnesota Twins. Big Papi Hall of Famers Ted Williams and Carl Yastrzemski...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz Accepts Ice Bucket Challenge, Nominates Jon Lester, Jonny Gomes (Video)

Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is always up for any challenge. That’s why when former Red Sox right fielder Trot Nixon nominated Big Papi to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, he gladly accepted. Ortiz took the field at Fenway Park before Boston’s game against the Houston Astros on Saturday — wearing Crocs and goggles — to dump a cooler full of ice cold water over his...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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