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David Ortiz: David Price should apologize to Dennis Eckersely

Other players in the Boston Red Sox clubhouse have reportedly been supportive of David Price in the wake of his confrontation with Dennis Eckersley, but the team’s former leader wonders if Price needs to just apologize to put the incident in the past.David Ortiz was at Fenway Park on Sunday for a ceremony honoring the 10-year anniversary of the 2007 World Series champion Red Sox...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz throws terrible ceremonial first pitch (Video)

Friday night, the Red Sox celebrated the storied career of David Ortiz. The former first baseman and designated hitter had his number retired and threw out the first pitch prior to Boston’s game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. He also spoke to the fans for nearly ten minutes, receiving a warm welcome.Perhaps all the years not playing in the field affected Ortiz’s throwing...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 23, 2017  |  Discuss

There is now a street in Boston named after David Ortiz

The man who once said “This is our [bleepin’] city” now has his own bleepin’ street. Retired Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz had the honor of having a street in Boston renamed in recognition of his impact on the Red Sox and the city of Boston on Thursday. Yawkey Way Extension is now known as David Ortiz Drive. As if that was not enough, Ortiz already had a bridge named...
Via The Comeback
June 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez suggests Red Sox should bring back David Ortiz

Pedro Martinez thinks the Boston Red Sox could use another slugger, and he knows exactly who would be perfect for the role.The former three-time Cy Young winner and current MLB analyst was sharing some thoughts on Twitter Monday night about an assortment of teams. One tweet suggested David Ortiz re-join the Red Sox: So Big Papi is working out and in baseball shape? Hmm.Ortiz retired...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 05, 2017  |  Discuss

David Ortiz goes full conspiracy theorist, claims Yankees leaked his positive PED test

You may have forgotten, amid David Ortiz’s 2016 farewell tour/public lovefest, that the beloved Red Sox designated hitter was once implicated as a user of performance enhancing drugs.In 2009, the New York Times reported that Ortiz was among the 104 Major-League players who came up positive for PEDs during anonymous testing in 2003. Ortiz denied the report at the time and has insisted...
Via The Comeback
May 20, 2017  |  Discuss

David Ortiz recounts ‘Big Papi’ origins to Stephen Colbert

David Ortiz has been known as “Big Papi” going all the way back to 2003 when he joined the Boston Red Sox. But how did Ortiz come by the nickname that is as synonymous with a particular player as any beloved moniker in Major League Baseball history?The retired Red Sox slugger currently is making the media rounds to promote his new book, “Papi: My Story.” On Wednesday night...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
May 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Future Hall of Famer David Ortiz to publish memoir in May

David Ortiz is still retired and will remain so for those hoping his announcement was a dream.The 41-year-old hung up his cleats after one of his best seasons in 2016, but there could be some good news for the die-hard Big Papi fans. The 20-year veteran is publishing a memoir and it comes out in May of this year. Papi will be “an entertaining, unfiltered memoir by one of the game’s...
Via Sportsnaut
March 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: David Ortiz could join Red Sox broadcast team this season

The options seemingly are endless for David Ortiz as he considers myriad post-retirement options. And comments from Boston Red Sox president Sam Kennedy indicate Ortiz’s first job may be a role on the Boston Red Sox broadcast team.Kennedy discussed the retired icon’s future during an interview this week on Boston Herald Radio. While nothing is set in stone, Kennedy, who previously...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Red Sox to retire David Ortiz’s No. 34 on June 23

If David Ortiz is thinking about coming back for another season, he clearly hasn’t informed the Boston Red Sox of his intentions.On Thursday, the Red Sox announced that they are planning to retire Ortiz’s No. 34 jersey on June 23 before a home game against the Los Angeles Angels. Ortiz will become the 10th player to have his number retired by the Red Sox. The last was Pedro Martinez...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 26, 2017  |  Discuss

David Ortiz slams door on rumors of potential comeback

Any rumor about David Ortiz thinking about coming back for another season in Major League Baseball can now be put to rest, we think. Ortiz seemed to close the door shut on his baseball career with a recent interview with ESPN Deportes, in which he says he has now moved on from the rigors of playing baseball every day. “My playing time has already expired,” Ortiz told ESPN...
Via The Comeback
January 16, 2017  |  Discuss
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