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David Ortiz to Play Himself in Movie

Let’s say you’re making a movie about the April 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and one of the scenes calls for you to re-create David Ortiz’s iconic “this is our ****ing city” moment…who do you get to play Big Papi? Chiwetel Ejiofor? Good choice, but, nope. Perhaps an ultra-bulked up Taye Diggs? Also…nope. You get the man himself. According to the Hollywood Reporter,...
Via Hall of Very Good
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz Can Only Applaud After Getting Robbed By Austin Jackson

Sometimes, you just have to just have to tip your cap to the opposition. David Ortiz thought he got all of the first pitch he saw Tuesday night, as the Boston Red Sox designated hitter crushed a fly ball to deep center field off Chicago White Sox pitcher Jose Quintana. But Austin Jackson had other plans. The White Sox center fielder timed his jump perfectly to keep Ortiz’s deep...
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: David Ortiz to re-enact moving Boston bombing speech in movie

David Ortiz's playing days might be coming to an end soon, but his emotional speech after the Boston Marathon bombing will be preserved on the big screen.According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Boston Red Sox star will re-enact the stirring speech for Mark Wahlberg's upcoming film "Patriot's Day," which focuses on the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath of the terrorists...
Via Fox Sports
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz Bids Farewell To Atlanta, Where He’s Displayed Lots Of Power

David Ortiz is retiring after the 2016 MLB season, giving fans across the league one last chance to see Big Papi play before his legendary career concludes. Atlanta will see Ortiz for the final time this week when the Red Sox play the Braves in a short two-game series Monday and Tuesday at Turner Field. Ortiz has displayed plenty of power at Turner Field. He’s collected 12 hits...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston ensures David Ortiz rides into MLB career sunset in style

The season-long retirement tour for David Ortiz made a stop in Houston Friday, where the Boston Red Sox were visiting the Houston Astros. As many teams will do when Ortiz makes his final appearance in their home stadium, the Astros honored Ortiz during a brief pregame ceremony in a way you would expect from Houston. The Astros honored Ortiz with a custom black cowboy hat, specially...
Via The Comeback
10 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz moved by daughter singing national anthem

  David Ortiz was surprised on Monday by his daughter singing the national anthem prior to his last ever home opener at Fenway Park. Ortiz is retiring after the season, and his Red Sox had their home opener on Monday. The team surprised him by having his 15-year-old daughter Alex sing the national anthem: Not only did Alex sing it beautifully, but her performance and the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Ortiz's daughter shares story behind surprise national anthem

David Ortiz apparently isn’t too fond of surprises. But he got quite a big one at Fenway Park on Monday. Before Ortiz’s final home opener of his career, his 15-year-old daughter, Alex, completely surprised the Red Sox slugger by coming out to sing the National Anthem before Boston’s game against the Baltimore Orioles. According to Alex, her father really didn’t have...
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Ortiz surprised with daughter singing national anthem

Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz played his final home opener at Fenway Park on Monday, and the team pulled out all the stops in making it a very special, and memorable afternoon for Big Papi. The Red Sox welcomed Alex Ortiz, daughter of the Red Sox slugger, to sing the national anthem. It was clearly an emotional moment for the fan favorite in Boston. Proud Papi.
Via The Comeback
23 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: SNL spoofs David Ortiz's post-retirement plans

David Ortiz can’t wait for lunch Monday. In honor of Major League Baseball’s Opening Day on Sunday, comedian Kenan Thompson brought back his impression of the Boston Red Sox slugger on the “Saturday Night Live” sketch “Weekend Update.” Thompson’s version of Ortiz said he was most looking forward to a big lunch on Opening Day and even revealed some post-retirement...
April 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Ortiz escorted off field by Red Sox legends at Spring Training

David Ortiz has never been afraid of attention, so it was no surprise he announced his retirement early enough for a Jeteresque farewell tour. And it’s also no surprise that we didn’t even have to wait for the regular season for some cartoonish victory-lap theatrics. Ortiz played his final ever home Spring Training game Monday, and when it was time for him to leave the field...
Via The Comeback
March 28, 2016  |  Discuss

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