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Apr 19, 2014
Rotoworld
David Ortiz went 2-for-4 and hit his third homer as the Red Sox topped the Orioles 4-2 on Saturday.
Over the Monster Apr 23, 2014
David Ortiz hits AL's longest homer of 2014

David Ortiz hits AL's longest homer of 2014

The next one isn't even close to Papi's blast, either. There wasn't a whole lot to be happy about in Tuesday's 9-3 defeat at the hands of the Yankees, but leave it to Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz to give Boston fans something to cling to. In the bottom of the fourth inning, Ortiz worked a 3-1 count against Masahiro Tanaka, forcing the right-hander to throw a strike. Ortiz took this 92 mile per hour pitch and launched it in the opposite direction at 120 mph. No, that's not an exaggeration -- that's the recorded speed off of Ortiz's bat: Only Giancarlo Stanton's 484-foot blast...
Newark Star-Ledger Apr 23, 2014

Masahiro Tanaka recovers from David Ortiz, Mike Napoli homers in stellar start

'I'm sure I'll see the two batters again,' he says

Notes: Tanaka won't soon forget Papi

BOSTON -- It wasn't so much the shot, it as the demonstration. That's the takeaway I got from Masahiro's postgame news conference after his masterful, 7-1/3 inning performance against the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night. Tanaka allowed two runs on seven hits, struck out seven and, as usual, walked no one. His only anxious moment came in the fourth inning when first David Ortiz and then Mike Napoli crushed his fastball for home runs, Ortiz's being measured at a majestic 482 feet.

Only Ortiz and Napoli could get to Tanaka

BOSTON -- Through his first three major league starts, the book on New York Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka reads: Strike quickly or don’t strike at all. David Ortiz and Mike Napoli combined to buck that trend on Tuesday night. In the fourth inning of the Red Sox’ 9-3 loss to the Yankees, Ortiz and Napoli hit back-to-back home runs to account for the only runs scored against New York’s prized Japanese pitcher. The home runs were the first time the Red Sox went back-to-back since Aug.
Boston Herald Apr 20, 2014
Speaking from the heart, David Ortiz spoke for us all a year ago

Speaking from the heart, David Ortiz spoke for us all a year ago

No, David Ortiz said. He had no idea what he was going to say when he took the microphone in front of more than 35,000 fans one year ago today.All he knew is what he felt. While his teammates had spent the days after the Boston Marathon bombings on the road in Cleveland, watching the horror and uncertainty unfold from afar, Ortiz was living it like the rest of us.Still rehabbing a heel injury in Boston, the larger-than-life icon known as Big Papi wasn’t a superstar athlete for those five fraught, frantic days.“I was a citizen,” he said.
Rotoworld Apr 19, 2014

David Ortiz hits third homer in Red Sox win - David Ortiz (DH) Boston Red Sox

David Ortiz went 2-for-4 and hit his third homer as the Red Sox topped the Orioles 4-2 on Saturday.

Ortiz and Gomes, one year later, on the Marathon

A year after the Boston Marathon bombing and three days before this year's race, Jonny Gomes and David Ortiz spoke of the resiliency of the region before tonight's game.Gomes noted one lesson he learned.
Boston Globe Apr 17, 2014

Great Catch Robs David Ortiz of Home Run in Chicago (Video)

In the bottom of the first inning tonight at U.S. Cellular Field, David Ortiz crushed a pitch from White Sox lefthander Chris Sale that appeared to be headed into the stands for a home run when center fielder Adam Eaton timed his leap perfectly, going way above the fence to snag the almost-homer to end the inning.
The Republican Apr 17, 2014
Video: David Ortiz robbed of home run by Adam Eaton's ridiculous catch

Video: David Ortiz robbed of home run by Adam Eaton's ridiculous catch

The Boston Red Sox have struggled to score runs as it is, they didn't need Adam Eaton stealing one from them.
Over the Monster Apr 16, 2014

David Ortiz on Boston Marathon Bombing, one year later

David Ortiz reflects on the year that's passed since the Boston Marathon Bombing. Maybe it's just because the Red Sox are such a big part of my life, but David Ortiz stands as one of the indelible images of the 2013 Marathon Bombing. The bombing itself--both the horror of the moment, and the strength shown in its immediate aftermath--will always be tied to this incredible photo. But when I think of the recovery that followed, I can't help but come back to David Ortiz standing in Fenway Park and declaring Boston once and forever "our fucking city." It's been 366 days since that horrible...
The Republican Apr 14, 2014

Boston Red Sox DH David Ortiz selling 'This is our f'n city' t-shirts for charity

the Boston Red Sox DH is using a censored version of his most famous quote from that speech in order to raise money for his charity, the David Ortiz Children's Fund.
Over the Monster Apr 14, 2014

'David Ortiz' shows up on Saturday Night Live to talk food

And giant-ass phones. David Ortiz has been in the news lately for his selfie with President Barrack Obama, a selfie that has come under fire because Ortiz, who has an endorsement deal with Samsung, used a Samsung phone to take said selfie. I know. It was almost too horrifying for me to type out. Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update picked up on this, though, and parodied Ortiz in their latest episode. Faux Papi really, really likes food (and giant-ass phones). Hey Samsung, if you want to give me an S5, I'll take as many promotional selfies as you want with local politicians. Just make...
Full Count | WEEI Apr 14, 2014

David Ortiz spoofed on Saturday Night Live

Check it out, starting at the 1:50 mark …
Boston Herald Apr 14, 2014
Win hopes corralled by more Ichiro magic

Win hopes corralled by more Ichiro magic

NEW YORK — The Red Sox and New York Yankees played a heck of a game last night that featured no shortage of sterling defensive plays, but they saved the best practically for last.With the Sox trailing by a run and one out in the eighth, ageless Yankees right fielder Ichiro Suzuki made a leaping catch that robbed David Ortiz of extra bases, crashing into the fence and helping ensure a 3-2 New York victory.“That ninja (expletive),” Ortiz saluted. “He’s good, man. He’s good.”
Over the Monster Apr 11, 2014
Daily Red Sox Links: John Lackey, David Ortiz, Johnny Pesky

Daily Red Sox Links: John Lackey, David Ortiz, Johnny Pesky

Today's links look at the future plans for John Lackey, the dominance performance of David Ortiz in high-leverage situations and a Red Sox legend's memorabilia auction. Sox general manager Ben Cherington sees John Lackey "in all likelihood" pitching past 2015 following his comeback from Tommy John surgery in the offseason of 2011. (Meredith Perri; WEEI) Your yearly column about how great David Ortiz is when it matters most. These may end up being what we miss most of all when he (eventually) retires. (Ben Shapiro; Masslive.com) A considerable amount of memorabilia from Johnny Pesky's time...

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