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Andrew Benintendi shares how he made great catch

Andrew Benintendi’s home run-robbing catch Monday was an immediate nominee for play of the year. But how exactly does a 22-year-old rookie outfielder pull off such a feat? The catch helped the Boston Red Sox seal a 6-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays, and prevented things from getting too close for comfort — Boston led just 3-0 at the time, and the shot would’ve plated...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: David Ortiz takes selfie with fan, hits go-ahead HR

David Ortiz always has time for the little people. The Red Sox designated hitter crushed a historic two-run homer against the Detroit Tigers on Saturday, giving Boston a lead in their 3-2 win. The home run was Ortiz’s 29th of the season, and it also marked his 1,500th RBI, joining Ted Williams and Carl Yastrzemski as the only Red Sox players to reach that milestone. But before...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ortiz homers after being honored, Red Sox beat Tigers 3-2

DETROIT (AP) The Detroit Tigers honored David Ortiz with a pregame ceremony that included two of his closest friends in baseball. It didn't help. Ortiz's two-run homer in the fifth inning turned out to be the difference in Boston's 3-2 victory over the slumping Tigers on a rainy Saturday night. ''It was a hanging breaking ball, and I got it,'' Ortiz said. When asked if he knew...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ortiz homer beats Tigers after they honor him

DETROIT (AP) -- David Ortiz homered after being honored by the Tigers as the Boston Red Sox beat Detroit 3-2 on a rainy Saturday night. Ortiz was given a pregame tribute, then hit a two-run homer in the fifth inning. James McCann and J.D. Martinez homered for the Tigers, who have lost 10 of 13. The start of the game was delayed 80 minutes by storms that moved into the area during...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz would welcome back Papelbon 'with open arms'

Jonathan Papelbon has been quite the polarizing player throughout his major league career, and with several teams reportedly pursuing the free agent closer, the scrutiny only has heightened. But it appears Papelbon’s former teammate has his back. The Boston Red Sox are one of several teams interested in Papelbon, who was released by the Washington Nationals on Aug. 13. And...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox felt David Ortiz bobblehead was ‘racially insensitive’

The Boston Red Sox were supposed to give away David Ortiz bobbleheads to fans at Fenway Park Tuesday night, but the team cancelled the promotion because it felt the collector’s items portrayed Big Papi in a “racially insensitive” manner. After the Red Sox put out a press release labeling the bobbleheads “unacceptable” and informing fans they will receive a different one...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox deem David Ortiz bobbleheads ‘unacceptable,’ cancel giveaway

The Boston Red Sox were scheduled to hold a David Ortiz bobblehead giveaway on Tuesday night. But the team has announced the event has been canceled over the “unacceptable” appearance of said bobbleheads. The Red Sox took to Twitter on Tuesday afternoon to provide the reasons behind the giveaway’s cancellation. A statement from the #RedSox regarding tonight's David Ortiz...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox won't give out 'unacceptable' Ortiz bobbleheads

The Boston Red Sox are calling off a David Ortiz bobblehead giveaway after the merchandise was deemed “unacceptable” by the team. The Red Sox announced in a statement that fans with tickets to Tuesday night’s game will receive a new bobblehead at a later date. A statement from the #RedSox regarding tonight's David Ortiz bobblehead giveaway: pic.twitter.com/btKRFyvDIE —...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz gets batting practice home run ball stuck in Pesky Pole

BOSTON — The Pesky Pole, Fenway Park’s right field foul pole, has made for some strange home runs, but it’s safe to say none were as strange as what David Ortiz did Thursday. The Red Sox slugger was taking batting practice before Boston’s game against the Minnesota Twins, so, of course, he knocked a few baseballs out of the yard. However, one of them apparently wasn...
Via NESN.com
July 21, 2016  |  Discuss

David Ortiz got new hand tattoo to commemorate All-Star Games

David Ortiz decided to commemorate his 10th and final All-Star Game selection with a special tattoo. The Boston Red Sox DH added a new tattoo on his left hand that features a red star with the number 10 inside. Here’s a close-up look at the tattoo: David Ortiz got this tattoo on Wednesday to commemorate his 10th All-Star appearance. pic.twitter.com/b2k5aVYDJn — Pete Abraham...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 12, 2016  |  Discuss
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