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Saturday, April 25, 2020

David Ortiz says Red Sox sign stealing penalties were unfair: ‘It’s what everybody’s doing in the le

David Ortiz wasn’t happy with the punishment Major League Baseball handed down to the Red Sox for stealing signs in 2018.

Appearing on FOX with Kevin Burkhardt and Alex Rodriguez on Friday, Ortiz said he believed MLB’s decision to strip the Red Sox of a second-round draft pick and suspend video assistant J.T. Watkins was too harsh.

“They were searching trying to find out if anything that happened in Houston happened in Boston,” Ortiz said. “Basically, it wasn’t even close to a similar situation. What happened in Boston is what everybody’s doing in the league right now. I think the punishment was not fair, to be honest with you.”

In January, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred found that the Astros used a center-field video camera to relay signs to players during games in 2017 and punished them harshly, handing one-year suspensions to then-manager A.J. Hinch and then-general manager Jeff Luhnow, stripping four draft picks and fining Houston $5 million. This week, Manfred found little in the way of wrongdoing by the Red Sox but did determine that, at least on some occasions, Watkins broke MLB rules by using the video replay room to relay signs to players during game.

Taking a shovel and digging yourself into a hole, I see…..

 

 

QLE Posted: April 25, 2020 at 12:24 AM | 14 comment(s)
  Beats: david ortiz, dirty rotten cheaters

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Coronavirus and ‘Some Good News’: John Krasinski, David Ortiz surprise Beth Israel Deaconess Medical

A few Massachusetts hospital employees got a big surprise from actor John Krasinski and celebrated Boston Red Sox hitter David Ortiz.

The two announced during the third episode of Krasinski’s “Some Good News” YouTube show released Sunday that staffers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston would be getting four free Red Sox tickets for life.

Krasinski, a Newton native, launched his online show last month to promote positivity during the coronavirus pandemic.

“To see you guys actually tearful and joyful is a near impossibility and brings tears to my eyes,” Krasinski said on the show.

 

QLE Posted: April 14, 2020 at 12:47 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: coronavirus, david ortiz, tickets

Friday, February 28, 2020

David Ortiz selling baseball mementos, household items

WESTON, Mass. (AP) — Former Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is cleaning house, and you might be surprised by what he’s selling.

The man known to Red Sox fans as Big Papi is, of course, selling tons of memorabilia from his baseball career at an estate sale scheduled for Saturday at his home in the affluent Boston suburb of Weston. But he is also selling other odds and sundry, including a neon Rolls Royce sign, a backyard composter and a stone owl sculpture.

“In addition to some exceptional sports memorabilia, you’ll find beautiful furniture and decor, designer ladies clothing and accessories, gym equipment, game room tables and more,” the company running the sale said on its website.

Feels like there’s a broader story to this, doesn’t it?

 

QLE Posted: February 28, 2020 at 01:02 AM | 17 comment(s)
  Beats: david ortiz, junk

Friday, February 21, 2020

David Ortiz: Mike Fiers looks like a ‘snitch’ for exposing Astros scandal

FORT MYERS, Fla.—Red Sox legend David Ortiz expressed his displeasure with Oakland A’s pitcher Mike Fiers, the whistleblower in the sign-stealing scandal that has engulfed baseball for the past few months, saying that the former Astros hurler should have said something in the moment about the infamous trash-can banging scheme instead of waiting until he was on another team.

“I’m mad at this guy, the pitcher who came out talking about it,” Ortiz said at JetBlue Park on Thursday. “And let me tell you why. Oh, after you make your money, after you get your ring, you decide to talk about it. Why don’t you talk about it during the season when it was going on? Why didn’t you say, ‘I don’t want to be no part of it? So you look like you’re a snitch. Why you gotta talk about it after? That’s my problem. Why nobody said anything while it was going on?”

Ortiz said he did not understand how nobody in the Astros clubhouse spoke out earlier about the cheating schemes being developed in Houston.

“The Houston Astros, I know they put themselves in a situation and I just still don’t know how come nobody was like, ‘That is wrong.’ I just don’t know how no one say something about it,” Ortiz said. “During, not after. I was in the clubhouse for a long time and never anything like that comes up. Now, they’re going to have to deal with that for a long time because it’s not only a situation that involves players. You’re talking about the whole franchise.”

There are things to say about this- but I’ll lead it to some of the rest of you to articulate them…...

 

QLE Posted: February 21, 2020 at 12:44 AM | 25 comment(s)
  Beats: david ortiz, mike fiers, snitches get stitches

Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Ortiz, Ramirez, 3 others to be inducted into Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2020

BOSTON (WHDH) - David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez will lead the 2020 Red Sox Hall of Fame class, which will be honored this coming April.

Besides Ortiz and Ramirez, Sox catcher Rich Gedman, pitcher Bill Dinneen and general manager Dan Duquette will be inducted. The 21-person induction committee was led by Red Sox team historian Gordon Edes and included club executives, journalists, historians, and fan representatives

Ortiz, the greatest clutch hitter in Red Sox history, is the team’s career leader in postseason games and home runs, and hit 483 homers in Boston overall. Ramirez helped lead the team to two World Series championships and hit 274 home runs during his eight years with the team.

Well, that’s one Hall inducting Manny this year….

 

QLE Posted: December 03, 2019 at 09:24 PM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: bill dinneen, dan duquette, david ortiz, manny ramirez, red sox hall of fame, rich gedman

 

 

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