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Feb 20, 2017
Yahoo! Fantasy Baseball
Monday’s Say Hey, Baseball features a bad marketing tie-in idea, a very grateful Sean Rodriguez, and a supremely relaxed David Ortiz. Over the past few days, you might have seen tweeted pictures of MLB stars holding a baseball bat with barbed wire wrapped around it. It's a fairly brilliant tie-in for the AMC TV show The Walking Dead, which recently had it's midseason premiere.
Fenway Nation 2 hours ago
David Ortiz Might Join The NESN Broadcast Team

David Ortiz Might Join The NESN Broadcast Team

Speculation has been slowly building that retired Red Sox icon David Ortiz could very well end up in the NESN broadcast booth this year—at least on a limited basis. These stories are now building to the point of near certainty as people like team President Sam Kennedy have explicitly floated the idea. Said Kennedy, "He's got a lot of different interests. Broadcasting is certainly one. It'd be interesting to see if he goes into national broadcasting. We'd certainly love to have him part of our local broadcast team on a limited basis." Ortiz is scheduled to make an appearance at Red Sox...
Newark Star-Ledger 5 hours ago
8 Yankees things for Wednesday: A-Rod calls Gary Sanchez a Manny Ramirez-David Ortiz hybrid

8 Yankees things for Wednesday: A-Rod calls Gary Sanchez a Manny Ramirez-David Ortiz hybrid

The latest on Gary Sanchez, plus the starting pitchers for the Yankees' first few Grapefruit League games.
Around the Empire: Yankees news - 2/23/17

Around the Empire: Yankees news - 2/23/17

A-Rod thinks of Sanchez as a hybrid of Manny & Ortiz; Derek Jeter takes young Yankees out to dinner for Captain’s Camp; Matt Holliday is giving young Yankees like Judge helpful advice; Bryan Mitchell will start on Friday against the Phillies; a five-part plan to get rid of Ellsbury Around the Empire New York Daily News | Mike Mazzeo: Alex Rodriguez believe in Gary Sanchez. A-Rod is Gary, as are we all now. Coach-Rod was on the Michael Kay Show and said that Gary was kind of like a hybrid of David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez. Yay or eww? Hitting wise, this is a good thing. Dad-Rod also said...
Over the Monster 22 hours ago
Hanley Ramirez tells Red Sox fans everyone must move on from David Ortiz

Hanley Ramirez tells Red Sox fans everyone must move on from David Ortiz

Say it ain’t so Hanley! But he’s right. As much as it pains us all, David Ortiz is not walking through that door. David Ortiz is retired. The Red Sox haven't won a postseason series without Big Papi since 1999. When Theo Epstein plucked Ortiz out of relative obscurity prior to the 2003 season the iPhone was still four years away, the most recent Star Wars film was Attack of the Clones, and Mookie Betts was just ten years old. Hanley Ramirez has arrived in The FORT - wearing @davidortiz t-shirt #redsox #wbz pic.twitter.com/K5GyyxlNoh— Dan Roche (@RochieWBZ) February 16, 2017 So...
CSN New England Feb 21, 2017

Pedro Martinez: 'Still optimistic' David Ortiz will return in 2017

Red Sox Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez touches on subjects such as David Ortiz coming back, and advice hes giving to pitchers Chris Sale and David Price.
Full Count | WEEI Feb 21, 2017

David Ortiz might join Red Sox broadcast team this season

There are two ways to interpret David Ortiz’s beach selfie from over the weekend: Either the slugger is enjoying his retirement, or he misses baseball dearly and wants affirmation that he made the right decision to walk away. Regardless, Ortiz will be around Fenway Park this season –– and may announce some of the action on […]
Sam Kennedy: Red Sox would love to have David Ortiz as NESN broadcaster

Sam Kennedy: Red Sox would love to have David Ortiz as NESN broadcaster

David Ortiz could be returning to NESN screens this summer, but in a different role than he's accustomed to.Red Sox president Sam Kennedy joined Herald Radio this morning, and was asked about Ortiz' life after retirement. Kennedy explained that there are a lot of different avenues the slugger may go down, but if he decides that he wants to do television, they'll have a spot waiting for him at NESN.
CSN New England Feb 20, 2017

Moreland not worried about filling Ortiz's shoes because 'there's no replacing him'

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Mitch Moreland knows he's likely the only new player in Boston's lineup since David Ortiz retired at the end of last season.He's
Boston Globe Feb 20, 2017
Mitch Moreland isn't thinking about replacing Ortiz's production

Mitch Moreland isn't thinking about replacing Ortiz's production

Mitch Moreland knows he's likely the only new player in Boston's lineup since David Ortiz retired at the end of last season
Sacramento Bee Feb 20, 2017

Moreland isn't thinking about replacing Ortiz's production

Mitch Moreland knows he's likely the only new player in Boston's lineup since David Ortiz retired at the end of last season. He's just not listening to those who say …
A spiked bat probably isn’t the best prop for baseball players

A spiked bat probably isn’t the best prop for baseball players

Monday’s Say Hey, Baseball features a bad marketing tie-in idea, a very grateful Sean Rodriguez, and a supremely relaxed David Ortiz. Over the past few days, you might have seen tweeted pictures of MLB stars holding a baseball bat with barbed wire wrapped around it. It's a fairly brilliant tie-in for the AMC TV show The Walking Dead, which recently had it's midseason premiere.
Over the Monster Feb 20, 2017
Daily Red Sox Links: Andrew Benintendi, David Price, Rusney Castillo

Daily Red Sox Links: Andrew Benintendi, David Price, Rusney Castillo

Today’s links look at Andrew Benintendi’s batting practice session, the likelihood of a Brock Holt trade, and David Ortiz’ retirement. All eyes are on Andrew Benintendi this spring, and he didn’t take long to go deep in the first live BP session. (Christopher Smith; Masslive) As David Price tries to bounce back from a somewhat disappointing first year in Boston, he is happy with the start of his camp. (J. Scott Butherus; RedSox.com) Teams are calling Boston about Brock Holt, but they aren’t likely to deal him. (Nick Cafardo; Boston Globe) Rusney Castillo is stuck in an odd...
Patriot Ledger Feb 20, 2017

With David Ortiz gone, other Red Sox leaders must bridge cultural divide

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Hanley Ramirez had plenty of questions in his first year in the major leagues. He just didn’t have anyone to ask.A mere handful of the veterans on the Florida Marlins team with which Ramirez broke in hailed from a Spanish-speaking country. Ramirez did have Spanish-speaking players around him, among them fellow youngsters Miguel Cabrera and Dontrelle Willis, but anybody who actually knew anything about what to do or where to go had come from Kentucky or [.. [...]
Full Count | WEEI Feb 19, 2017

David Ortiz checks in from beach: ‘This is my spring training’

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Everybody continues to look for hints as to if David Ortiz might come out of retirement. Sunday’s Instagram/Twitter post by the former designated hitter certainly made it seem like there won’t be a change of heart. “It’s so good to be retired,” Ortiz said while taking a video of himself. “Oh […]
The Republican Feb 19, 2017
David Ortiz, retired Boston Red Sox DH, shares

David Ortiz, retired Boston Red Sox DH, shares "my spring training' video at beach

David Ortiz shared a video on Twitter of himself at the beach with his family and he wrote "my spring training." Ortiz retired following the Red Sox's 2016 season.

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