Apr 13, 2014, 2:27 PM EDT
It’s not the best impression and some are even calling it ethnic stereotyping. You decide …
Apr 11, 2014, 11:01 AM EDT
For all of the logic people try to apply to their position on PEDs, one’s visceral response — and the color of one’s jersey — still tends to rule their views on the matter.
Apr 10, 2014, 8:49 PM EDT
You be the judge.
Apr 10, 2014, 8:25 AM EDT
When you’re Big Papi, you’ve earned the right to take a little extra time.
Apr 10, 2014, 7:06 AM EDT
I saw Captain America last night. It was way better than the first few innings of the Tigers-Dodgers game.
Apr 3, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT
Red Sox, Yankees, and Dodgers dominate the best-selling jerseys list.
Apr 3, 2014, 6:59 AM EDT
The Blue Jays 2013 plan worked out pretty well for their second game in 2014. And Jonathan Papelbon shows us the meaning of accountability. In his own special way.
Apr 2, 2014, 6:20 PM EDT
David Ortiz is denying that Samsung had anything to do with it — other than providing him the phone on which he captured and tweeted the now-famous photograph.
Apr 2, 2014, 4:00 PM EDT
If even the sacred institution of the selfie can be commercialized, what’s next?
Apr 1, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT
If this happened last year, this would be a Harlem Shake. The year before: planking. Now we have a White House visit selfie.
Mar 28, 2014, 11:30 PM EDT
In a Q&A with Richard Griffin of the Toronto Star, Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos says that he would consider further extending veterans Jose Bautista, Edwin Encarnacion, and Jose Reyes. In doing so, Anthopoulos cited veterans Carlos Beltran and David Ortiz as examples of older players being very productive. He added, “I would not put it past…
Mar 27, 2014, 12:11 PM EDT
Not surprising given that they, you know, won the World Series. But here are the numbers on offseason merchandise sales from Fanatics.com: Top selling teams since Jan. 1 Boston Red Sox NY Yankees LA Dodgers St. Louis Cardinals SF Giants Best Offseason Year-over-Year increases Boston Red Sox – up 230% Pittsburgh Pirates – up 200% Kansas City…
Mar 26, 2014, 1:30 AM EDT
Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Boston Red Sox. The Big Question: Have the Red Sox taken the steps necessary to avoid a post-championship decline? No…
Mar 24, 2014, 10:35 PM EDT
The Red Sox formally announced a contract extension with slugger David Ortiz last night. Could a deal with left-hander Jon Lester be next? Well, maybe. According to Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com, Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said today that the two sides remain in touch about an extension and that he hopes for a…
Mar 23, 2014, 5:30 PM EDT
From Rob Bradford of WEEI comes word that the Red Sox have agreed to a one-year, $16 million contract extension with veteran designated hitter David Ortiz. The deal will be announced by the team on Monday. Ortiz was already under contract for $15 million in 2014, and now gets a nice $1 million raise for…
Mar 21, 2014, 9:35 AM EDT
Gordon Edes of ESPNBoston.com reports that there is “little doubt” the Red Sox will sign David Ortiz to an extension, and an agreement could be announced “in the next few days.” Ortiz will make $15 million in the final year of his current deal and is reported to want another $15 million for 2015. Which…
Mar 7, 2014, 9:42 AM EDT
Just about every ballpark you go to plays that Blake Shelton song, “Boys ’round here” during warmups or batting practice: Yeah the boys ’round here Drinking that ice cold beer Talkin’ ’bout girls, talkin’ ’bout trucks Runnin’ them red dirt roads out, kicking up dust The boys ’round here Sending up a prayer to the…
Mar 5, 2014, 9:03 AM EDT
David Ortiz told MLB Network Radio that he’s going to miss Derek Jeter when he’s gone: “If there’s one guy that the baseball game is gonna miss once he’s retired, it’s Derek . . . He is one of the baseball players that I can tell you that pretty much his whole career has done everything perfectly…
Mar 2, 2014, 5:15 PM EDT
Mike Carp recently offered to learn third base for the Red Sox, a move not entirely based in altruism as it would give the left-hander some much-needed playing time. Carp had a great 2013 for the Red Sox, posting an .885 OPS in 243 plate appearances, 215 of them against right-handed pitchers. But there’s no…
Feb 27, 2014, 4:50 PM EDT
One of the more accurate scouting reports you’ll read, really. David Ortiz was asked what he sees in Grady Sizemore: “He looks all sexy and good looking. What do you want me to tell you?” #redsox — Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) February 27, 2014 Follow @AaronGleeman
Feb 21, 2014, 10:30 AM EDT
A couple of weeks ago Dan Shaughnessy said this about David Ortiz‘s desire for a contract extension: I guess the Red Sox feel differently about it because John Tomase of the Boston Herald reports that the team and David Ortiz have opened discussions regarding a contract extension. Ortiz will make $15 million in this final year…
David Ortiz on his critics: “[Expletive] them. I’m tired of hearing them talk [expletive] about me.”
Feb 18, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT
David Ortiz gets a lot of criticism for having the audacity to want to be paid like the superstar he is. Actually, to be paid far less than a lot of superstars make. He makes $15 million, after all, and that’s less than A.J. Burnett makes. Yet people still complain about him wanting to get…
Feb 4, 2014, 9:23 AM EDT
Literally, he does. And he’s looking to be in pretty damn good shape too: Finishing my workout to have another monster season for all those media hater that still doubting!!! pic.twitter.com/Aoorrc1egG — David Ortiz (@davidortiz) February 3, 2014 Whatever motivates you, David. After all these years and all that production I don’t think anyone…
Feb 1, 2014, 3:09 PM EDT
With Alex Rodriguez spending the season on the restricted list, this season will be the first since 1999 to begin without a member of the 500-homer club on a major league roster. The last time MLB was played without a 500-HR guy was 15 years ago. Eddie Murray retired after the 1997 season, leaving a…
Jan 30, 2014, 9:07 AM EDT
The other day David Ortiz was reported to be demanding a long-term deal from the Red Sox or else he’ll walk. To the extent that was anyone’s takeaway, he’d like to correct the record. Here he is talking to Rob Bradford of WEEI: “We’re good. We talked, they’re talking and I just asked for one…
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