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Red Sox Notes: Christian Vazquez’s Status Raises Interesting Question

The Boston Red Sox and Atlanta Braves were unable to play nine innings Friday. The Red Sox suffered a 4-2 loss in a rain-shortened Grapefruit League game at Champion Stadium. The Braves pounded 12 hits before the game was called with two outs in the top of the seventh inning. Old friends Pedro Ciriaco and Kelly Johnson produced the runs for Atlanta. Ciriaco, who played 104 games...
Via NESN.com
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mookie Betts Literally Doing It All While Securing Job With Red Sox

This embed is invalid" /> Mother Nature perhaps is the only one who can slow down Mookie Betts. Betts turned in another remarkable performance Friday before rain forced the postponement of the Boston Red Sox’s Grapefruit League game against the Atlanta Braves at Champion Stadium. The 22-year-old literally did it all while further solidifying himself...
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11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chili Davis Recounts Pedro Martinez’s Epic 1999 Effort At Yankee Stadium

With one swing, Chili Davis ensured he’d forever be linked to Pedro Martinez. Martinez had one of the best pitching performances in Major League Baseball history on Sept. 10, 1999, at Yankee Stadium. He struck out 17 and allowed only one hit as the Boston Red Sox defeated the New York Yankees 3-1. The man responsible for the lone hit? Davis, who now serves as Boston’s hitting...
Via NESN.com
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Teheran labors into the sixth, Braves beat Buchholz, Boston

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) Julio Teheran labored through 5 2-3 innings, allowing only two runs, and the Atlanta Braves roughed up Clay Buchholz for 12 hits and four runs in a 4-2 win over the Boston Red Sox on Friday in a game called in the top of the seventh inning because of rain. Teheran, who is expected to be the Braves' opening-day starter for the second straight year, has struggled...
Via AP on Fox
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Victorino: I plan on playing every day for Red Sox in 2015

                This embed is invalid   " /> Shane Victorino has no plans to waltz into manager John Farrell’s office and demand he play all 162 games this season for the Boston Red Sox. But the 34-year-old outfielder is preparing for a full slate.   Victorino, who made waves at Red Sox spring training on Thursday by firing back at his critics...
Via NESN.com
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz Deserves To Cement Legacy In Hall

Designated hitters are a funny specimen of a player. They are only used for their bat, not necessarily because they aren’t great at fielding, but because teams have better fielders at that position which allows them to play potentially two great hitters instead of one. This applies only to American League teams, of course. Arguably one of the best designated hitters of all time...
Via Baseball Essential
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rusney Castillo Making Statement At Tail End Of Red Sox Spring Training

This embed is invalid" /> The loudest statement at JetBlue Park on Thursday didn’t come from Shane Victorino, who forcefully fired back at critics who made massive assumptions about him earlier this week. It came from Victorino’s biggest competitor in the Boston Red Sox’s captivating outfield battle. Rusney Castillo launched a walk-off home run...
Via NESN.com
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Christian Vazquez To Undergo MRI Today

The Red Sox announced this morning that Christian Vazquez will undergo an MRI exam today. The young catcher is still experiencing "some discomfort" in his throwing elbow. Said Vazquez, "I want to be 100 percent to help the team. I need to be ready to help the team win. That's my goal: Be ready, be healthy. This is the first time in my life that I got hurt. I'm, you know, a little...
Via FenwayNation
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz Dishes On PED Tests: ‘I Never Knowingly Took Any Steroids’

This embed is invalid" /> David Ortiz will always face questions regarding performance-enhancing drugs. And the Boston Red Sox slugger will always offer the same response. “I never knowingly took any steroids,” Ortiz wrote in an essay published Thursday on Derek Jeter’s website, The Players’ Tribune. Ortiz’s enthralling essay touches on several...
Via NESN.com
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz: 'I never knowingly took steroids'

Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz says he "never knowingly took any steroids" and he's definitely a Hall of Famer. The remarks by the 39-year-old designated hitter come in a column Thursday for The Players' Tribune, a website founded by Derek Jeter that gives professional athletes a platform. Ortiz also voiced his displeasure that he will "always be considered a cheater" to his...
Via AP on Fox
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

What is wrong with David Ortiz?

Let me preface this by saying I am writing this as a baseball fan, not a Yankees fan. Yes, I love the Yankees, but I enjoy the game as a whole. I love watching Clayton Kershaw work magic on the mound. Nobody is more exciting to watch than Mike Trout. I respect what Dustin Pedroia has done in his career. I love Bryce Harper’s…hair. This article comes from a fan of the game.Back...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz: If PED tests are random, ‘I should start playing the damn lottery’

Red Sox slugger David Ortiz went on a stern defense of himself and his legacy in a written diatribe on The Players’ Tribune website, denying any use of steroids while believing he’s a shoe-in for the Hall of Fame some day. “Let me tell you something. Say whatever you want about me — love me, hate me,” Ortiz wrote. “But I’m no bulls——. I never knowingly took any...
Via Low Brow Sports
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz defends his reputation in column

Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz says he ''never knowingly took any steroids'' and he's definitely a Hall of Famer. The remarks by the 39-year-old designated hitter come in a column Thursday for The Players' Tribune, a website founded by Derek Jeter that gives professional athletes a platform. Ortiz also voiced his displeasure that he will ''always be considered a cheater'' to...
Via AP on Fox
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

2015 NESN Clubhouse Sweepstakes

NESN is looking for youth baseball and softball teams to be part of a live studio audience for our commercial-free Red Sox pre-game show for kids called NESN Clubhouse…where kids run the show! Enter the NESN Clubhouse Sweepstakes and your son’s or daughter’s team will be NESN’s in-studio audience before select Sunday road games. The experience includes a pizza party before...
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18 hours ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz eviscerated Dan Shaughnessy over PED allegations

Since it launched last year, The Player’s Tribune has been home to some pretty interesting content penned by athletes. One of the latest posts on the site is by Boston Red Sox DH David Ortiz, talking about PED use. After discussing drug testing and the new restrictions placed on substances in 2003, Ortiz begins to talk about his continued solid performance in his mid to late...
Via Awful Announcing
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz slams Boston ‘reporter with the red jheri curl’ in fiery steroid essay

Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz penned a fiery essay for “The Players’ Tribune” in which he defiantly defends his integrity in the face of the steroid accusations that have been thrown at him during his career. Ortiz saves his most vitriolic comments in the essay for Dan Shaughnessy, a columnist for the Boston Globe...Read More The post David Ortiz slams Boston ‘reporter...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz Confronts PED Use Issue Head-On

Red Sox DH David Ortiz has written an astonishing article in The Players' Tribune—the online publication for athletes founded by Derek Jeter. The piece is astonishing for a couple of reasons—first, he didn't have to confront the issue at all; second, the forthright tone of the piece is unusual from a mega-star like Ortiz. If you had to isolate one segment as representative of...
Via FenwayNation
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: David Ortiz says he 'never knowingly took steroids', belongs in Hall of Fame

Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz has always denied taking performance-enhancing drugs, and he reiterated that stance in writing a column published Thursday for The Players’ Tribune. “Let me tell you something. Say whatever you want about me — love me, hate me. But I’m no bull*******. I never knowingly took any steroids. If I tested positive for anything, it was for...
Via Fox Sports
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

An uncomfortable feeling when David Ortiz talks PED's

Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer Yesterday our Big Papi, Mr David Ortiz took to the new platform that Derrick Jeter put together called "The Dirt" to talk about his past with Performance Enhancing Drugs (PED's).It is an article by Ortiz laying out how the various supplements are all used by players and bought across the counter, not in some shady place across a border.Remember...
Via RedSoxLife
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Well, I guess that closes the book on David Ortiz: He says he's never taken performance enhancing drugs, and he certainly has no reason to lie about it

Nope. Big Papi is clean. I'm glad we've finally cleared it up.He says he's never taken PEDs, so help him, and if he's lying, may God strike him down right NOW!Look. No lightning bolts. He's still here. What more proof does anyone need?In the meantime, Papi's head has been purchased by Ringling Brothers to replace the elephant acts.
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Fact-checking David Ortiz's PED-denial column in the Players' Tribune

David Ortiz in his younger, smaller days.Speak of the devil! I was just talking about David (Sherlock) Ortiz with my friend Staci on Facebook yesterday, We brought up his name because of ESPN New York noting that Alex Rodriguez now faces additional steroid tests. And just after we made the inevitable Ortiz "searching for why he tested positive" joke that many Yankee fans do, Sherlock...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ortiz: 'Nobody in MLB history' tested for PEDs more than me

By Gordon DixonDavid Ortiz is no stranger to having his name linked to performance enhancing drugs. In 2003, Ortiz’s name appeared on a list of 104 Major League Baseball players who reportedly tested positive for performance enhancing drugs.Since then, Ortiz has been tested more than his fair share of times for banned substances. In fact, Ortiz thinks he has been subject to testing...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ortiz: 'Nobody in MLB history' tested for PEDs more than me

David Ortiz is no stranger to having his name linked to performance enhancing drugs. In 2003, Ortiz’s name appeared on a list of 104 Major League Baseball players who reportedly tested positive for performance enhancing drugs. Since then, Ortiz has been tested more than his fair share of times for banned substances. In fact, Ortiz...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz writes first-person essay on steroids and Hall of Fame

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz wrote in a first-person essay on The Players’ Tribune website that he never has “knowingly used steroids” and said “hell yes” he belongs in the Hall of Fame. In some people’s minds, I will always be considered a cheater. And that’s ********. Mark my words: Nobody in MLB history has been tested...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Koji Uehara Takes Sizable Step Forward In Injury Battle

This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Red Sox really want that Chairman’s Cup, apparently. OK, the annual award given to the winner of the spring training series between the Red Sox and Minnesota Twins probably wasn’t on Boston’s mind as Thursday’s Grapefruit League game progressed at JetBlue Park. But the Red Sox still pulled out a dramatic...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss
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