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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Borges: In David Ortiz vs. Ted Williams, the edge goes to Ted

For the majority of Red Sox fans, Ted Williams stands alone. He is not only the greatest hitter in team history, he is arguably the greatest hitter who ever lived. It is a goal he once set for himself, one many in baseball believe he achieved. Who would quarrel with that?

Perhaps the newest generation of Sox fans, the millennials, for whom 10 years ago is considered the Pleistocene Epoch? To them, no one ever has swung the bat or ruled the Sox like David Ortiz. He is their Ted, with better jewelry.

Wahoo Sam Posted: March 31, 2016 at 06:11 PM | 70 comment(s)
  Beats: boston red sox, david ortiz, ted williams

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

David Ortiz wants bat flip haters to shut up

“People want to talk about old school. I am old school,” said Ortiz. “How many [expletives] are in the game right now who played in 1997 in the big leagues?”

“Whenever somebody criticizes a power hitter for what we do after we hit a home run, I consider that person someone who is not able to hit a homer ever in his life,” Ortiz told the Globe. “Look at who criticizes the power hitters in the game and what we do. It’s either a pitcher or somebody that never played the game. Think about it. You don’t know that feeling. You don’t know what it takes to hit a homer off a guy who throws 95 miles per hour. You don’t know anything about it. And if you don’t know anything about it, [shut up]. [Shut up]. Seriously. If you don’t know anything about it, [shut up], because that is another level.”

Wahoo Sam Posted: March 23, 2016 at 03:25 PM | 34 comment(s)
  Beats: david ortiz

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

NY Post: David Ortiz Makes A Final Plea to Yankees Fans

David Ortiz watched the Red Sox honor Mariano Rivera on his last trip to Fenway Park. He was there to see Derek Jeter make his final appearance in Boston.

The Red Sox-Yankees rivalry is the best, the most emotional, the biggest of them all.

The 2016 season is Ortiz’s final lap as a player. He knows the drill. He doesn’t want treasure. He doesn’t need another painting. Save the rocking chair for someone else.

When Ortiz, 40, makes his final Yankee Stadium appearance on Sept. 29, this is what he wants, and it speaks volumes about Ortiz the player, the competitor, the enemy, the star.

“You know what I want most of all?’’ Big Papi told The Post on Tuesday at JetBlue Park. “I would love it if the fans at Yankee Stadium gave me a standing ovation.’’

It only seems fair after we gave one to Jetes and Mo.

 


Tuesday, November 17, 2015

David Ortiz to retire after 2016 season | MLB.com

Is he a Hall of Famer?

This will clear a path for Hanley to DH in 2017.

Jim Furtado Posted: November 17, 2015 at 02:24 PM | 260 comment(s)
  Beats: david ortiz, red sox

 

 

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