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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

Thursday, October 03, 2019

David Ortiz Will Return to Fox for MLB Postseason Coverage

Nearly four months removed from a shooting that almost ended his life, former Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is returning to FOX’s MLB broadcast team for the 2019 postseason, according to The Big Lead.

The ex-Boston slugger will rejoin Kevin Burkhardt, Frank Thomas and Alex Rodriguez in the studio for pregame and postgame analysis through the conclusion of the World Series. Ortiz tweeted a photo of the quartet on Tuesday afternoon with the caption “soon.”

Best wishes for him in returning to broadcasting.

 

QLE Posted: October 03, 2019 at 12:17 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: broadcasters, comebacks, david ortiz, playoffs

Friday, September 06, 2019

Yankees put rivalry aside, pay visit to recovering Red Sox legend David Ortiz

The storied rivalry between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox will continue this weekend at Fenway Park in Boston.

On the field, that is.

Off the field, the rivalry was pushed aside as two Yankees players paid a special visit to Red Sox legend David Ortiz as he continues his recovery from a June 9 shooting in the Dominican Republic that left him hospitalized for six weeks.

...

Shortly after the Yankees arrived in Boston on Thursday, Edwin Encarnacion and Gary Sanchez both went to visit David Ortiz at his home.

 

 

QLE Posted: September 06, 2019 at 11:33 PM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: david ortiz, edwin encarnacion, gary sanchez

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Former BPD Commissioner Ed Davis Investigating Ortiz Shooting

David Ortiz has hired former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis to investigate the shooting that landed the ex-Red Sox player in the hospital for nearly two months.

A spokesperson for Ortiz says Davis’ security and consulting company, Edward Davis, LLC, will analyze information surrounding the shooting and provide security.

 

 

QLE Posted: August 27, 2019 at 06:04 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: david ortiz, dominican republic, investigation

 

 

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