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  1. David Ortiz parodied on “Saturday Night Live”

    Apr 13, 2014, 2:27 PM EDT

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    It’s not the best impression and some are even calling it ethnic stereotyping. You decide …

  2. The Red Sox are still steamed that a PED guy played against them in the playoffs last year

    Apr 11, 2014, 11:01 AM EDT

    David Ross Getty

    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.

  3. David Ortiz took almost 33 seconds to round the bases after his homer last night

    Apr 10, 2014, 8:25 AM EDT

    David Ortiz

    When you’re Big Papi, you’ve earned the right to take a little extra time.

  4. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 10, 2014, 7:06 AM EDT

    Victor Martinez

    I saw Captain America last night. It was way better than the first few innings of the Tigers-Dodgers game.

  5. Red Sox and Yankees have baseball’s best-selling jerseys

    Apr 3, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT

    World Series - Boston Red Sox v St Louis Cardinals - Game Four

    Red Sox, Yankees, and Dodgers dominate the best-selling jerseys list.

  6. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 3, 2014, 6:59 AM EDT

    Jose Bautista

    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.

  7. David Ortiz denies that his “selfie” with President Barack Obama was a promotional stunt

    Apr 2, 2014, 6:20 PM EDT

    Ortiz Obama

    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.

  8. The David Ortiz-Obama selfie was a promotional stunt

    Apr 2, 2014, 4:00 PM EDT

    Ortiz Obama

    If even the sacred institution of the selfie can be commercialized, what’s next?

  9. Photo of the Day: Big Papi and Obama

    Apr 1, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

    Camera

    If this happened last year, this would be a Harlem Shake. The year before: planking. Now we have a White House visit selfie.

  10. Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos open to extending veteran players

    Mar 28, 2014, 11:30 PM EDT

    Toronto Blue Jays general manager Anthopoulos talks to the media at the team's MLB baseball spring training facility in Dunedin, Florida

    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…

  11. The Red Sox cleaned up in offseason merchandise sales

    Mar 27, 2014, 12:11 PM EDT

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    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…

  12. 2014 Preview: Boston Red Sox

    Mar 26, 2014, 1:30 AM EDT

    Dustin Pedroia, David Ortiz

    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…

  13. Red Sox hope for resolution on Jon Lester extension before Opening Day

    Mar 24, 2014, 10:35 PM EDT

    Jon Lester Getty

    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…

  14. Red Sox sign David Ortiz to $16 million contract for 2015

    Mar 23, 2014, 5:30 PM EDT

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    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…

  15. Ortiz, Red Sox to reach an extension “in the next few days”

    Mar 21, 2014, 9:35 AM EDT

    World Series - Boston Red Sox v St Louis Cardinals - Game Four

    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…

  16. Chew tobacco, chew tobacco, chew tobacco, spit

    Mar 7, 2014, 9:42 AM EDT

    Ortiz spit

    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…

  17. David Ortiz offers the highest praise for Derek Jeter

    Mar 5, 2014, 9:03 AM EDT

    World Series - Boston Red Sox v St Louis Cardinals - Game Four

    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…

  18. Scouts from the Pirates and Brewers are watching Mike Carp

    Mar 2, 2014, 5:15 PM EDT

    Mike Carp

    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…

  19. Quote of the Day: David Ortiz scouts Grady Sizemore

    Feb 27, 2014, 4:50 PM EDT

    Grady Sizemore

    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

  20. David Ortiz and the Red Sox are talking about a contract extension

    Feb 21, 2014, 10:30 AM EDT

    World Series - Boston Red Sox v St Louis Cardinals - Game Four

    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…

  21. 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

    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…

  22. David Ortiz has a message for media haters

    Feb 4, 2014, 9:23 AM EDT

    David Ortiz AP

    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…

  23. A first in 15 years: 2014 will open without a member of the 500-HR club

    Feb 1, 2014, 3:09 PM EDT

    Albert Pujols

    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…

  24. David Ortiz doesn’t want anything crazy. Just a one-year extension

    Jan 30, 2014, 9:07 AM EDT

    Division Series - Tampa Bay Rays v Boston Red Sox - Game Two

    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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