7:57 PM EDT, Wed October 22, 2014
Over the Monster 1 hour ago

David Ortiz's shoes sure are covered in spikes

Big Papi's wardrobe is fascinating and amazing. David Ortiz is either punk rock as all get out, or he thinks Bowser is a snazzy dresser. Big Papi bringing it with the kicks tonight. @MLBonFox pic.twitter.com/MdBZdd6VWd — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) October 22, 2014 Honestly I don't even care which it is I just love the big man and his style decisions so much. Remember the pink pants? Remember when he wore his amazing suit in the ALCS last year because he knew he'd have interviews to do afterward? You won't remember this because it's happening now, but look at the suit he has on...
Over the Monster 11 hours ago

David Ortiz crashes Jake Peavy's World Series press conference

Well, Papi is credentialed, but he still managed to crash it. David Ortiz is a member of the media during the World Series, as he's gone the route of another beloved Red Sox in Pedro Martinez and joined a postseason television crew. That means Big Papi has access to any number of things, such as former teammate Jake Peavy during his World Series press conference. Obviously, Ortiz used said access in order to say hello to an old friend. Your browser does not support iframes. That's actually kind of adorable, especially after when Peavy just wants to talk about how great Ortiz is as a player...
San Jose Mercury News 23 hours ago

Jake Peavy has reunion with former Red Sox teammate David Ortiz

Giants pitcher Jake Peavy's press conference is interrupted by Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz, who is working the World Series for Fox Sports
Over the Monster Oct 17, 2014

Daily Red Sox Links: David Ortiz, James Shields, Torey Lovullo

Today's links look at David Ortiz's new part-time gig, whether James Shields or Jon Lester is the best candidate for "new Red Sox ace" and what Torey Lovullo might be doing in Minnesota. If David Ortiz is half as good as Pedro has been, his stint as an analyst on FOX for the World Series will be worth watching. (Boston Herald) It's also probably time to start preparing for Big Papi's eventual departure. And that is in no way depressing. (Gordon Edes; ESPN Boston) In a battle of nicknames, "Big Game James" Shields is head and shoulders above Jon Lester, but what about in terms of...
Boston Herald Oct 17, 2014
David Ortiz gets desk job

David Ortiz gets desk job

Red Sox slugger and three-time champion David Ortiz will return to the World Series as an analyst for Fox.Fox said yesterday that Ortiz will be on the pre- and postgame shows for Games 1 and 2 on Tuesday and Wednesday in Kansas City, Mo. He’ll appear alongside Frank Thomas, Nick Swisher and former teammate Gabe Kapler.Ortiz, last year’s World Series MVP, has a .455 average and three homers in 14 career Fall Classic games.

Ortiz to serve as World Series TV analyst

The Boston Red Sox endured a dismal first-to-worst campaign in 2014 after winning the World Series last season, but at least reigning World Series MVP David Ortiz will make a return appearance in the Fall Classic, albeit as a member of the media. Ortiz will serve as a pregame and postgame guest analyst for Fox Sports' television broadcast at Kansas City's Kauffman Stadium for Games 1 and 2 of the World Series, which is set to begin Tuesday. "There is nothing more special than playing in the World Series and if I can't be in the batter's box, this is the next best place in the ballpark,"...

Red Sox offseason primer: DH

BOSTON -- The hard part is not coming to the plate four times a night. David Ortiz still can hit. The hard part is coming soon, in the offseason, pushing himself one more time to do the work necessary to be the player he is. The disciplined diet. The training regimen that becomes more punishing the older he gets. The mental commitment to go all-in, at age 39, ignoring the temptations of the comforts that become more difficult to resist after 21 seasons of playing professional baseball, 18 in the big leagues.

A Moment in Time: David Ortiz's slam

The 2013 Boston Red Sox had the confidence that comes from winning 97 games and the feeling of destiny that comes from winning unexpectedly. But in the eighth inning on Oct. 13 at Fenway Park, that confidence and that sense of destiny were being tested. The Red Sox needed something dramatic. They needed a David Ortiz moment. They got it, with a grand slam that landed, along with the Tigers' Torii Hunter, in the right-center-field bullpen and tied the game.
Fenway Nation Oct 3, 2014

David Ortiz To Sox: 'We Need Some Thunder.'

(Exclusive FenwayNation Photo)While most fans want the Red Sox to concentrate their off-season spending on starting pitching, David Ortiz—understandably—urges another priority. Big Papi says he needs offensive help in the order—one which tallied just 4.1 runs per game over the last two months. Said Ortiz, "Offensively we're still poor...We need some thunder." Boston did add some muscle with Yoenis Cespedes,  Rusney Castillo and Allen Craig—but it's left-handed power (beyond Ortiz) that is lacking. On other matters, when pressed about his eventual retirement, Ortiz was non-committal:...
Boston Herald Oct 3, 2014

David Ortiz makes desperate plea for help

Contrary to popular myth, David Ortiz is not a battery bunny. He can’t just keep going . . . and going . . . and going.“It’s not a secret that age starts catching up on you,” the Red Sox slugger said yesterday after visiting with children who are undergoing treatment at Massachusetts General Hospital. “I’m going to turn 39 next month. In baseball, that counts a lot.”

Ortiz: Feeling pressure more than ever

BOSTON -- The game isn’t getting any easier for Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz. At this time last year, he and the Red Sox were awaiting the finish of the American League Wild Card playoff to see who they would be playing in the ALDS on their way to what would be a victorious world championship run. This year? Ortiz is on the heels of what has been one of his most difficult seasons in the majors. “I can tell you this was a tough year,” Ortiz said.
Over the Monster Oct 1, 2014

The Red Sox were terrible, but David Ortiz was awesome. Again.

In his age-38 season, David Ortiz continued to do what he does best. Topping David Ortiz's 2013 was basically an impossible task, even for someone who does the impossible as often as David Ortiz. He produced one of the greatest age-37 seasons of all-time, finishing with a .309/.395/.564 line that was good for a 159 OPS+: that put him in the company of players like Tris Speaker, Edgar Martinez, Tony Gwynn, Willie Mays, Honus Wagner, and more. Big Papi won the World Series MVP for the Red Sox on the strength of an OPS that just missed cracking 2000 in the Fall Classic, and he celebrated...
Newsday Sep 26, 2014

Big Papi, Red Sox are going to miss Derek Jeter

David Ortiz knows something about dramatic moments. He's had a few against the Yankees. But as Big Papi watched Thursday night's game in the Bronx unfold on the Fenway clubhouse TV, even he couldn't believe what he was watching.
Over the Monster Sep 26, 2014

There's no replacing David Ortiz

As we watch the end of Derek Jeter's career, we begin the think about life without David Ortiz. As much as the Red Sox may try, they won't be able to replace him. In case you haven't heard, Derek Jeter is retiring after this weekend's series in Boston. He's gone through an entire season of farewells across the league, something many have felt the need to bash and criticize. (Those people are wrong, but that's neither here nor there.) However you feel about it, there's no denying that this is a big deal, and it's the topic around the league as the regular season winds down. With all of that...

Ortiz, Sox in awe of Jeter's walk-off heroics

BOSTON -- Two hundred miles to the north, they noticed. "Wow. That's him. Perfect," David Ortiz said Thursday night. "Oh. My. God. Dude, we were watching that game. Man, not if you plan it will it come out that good." Shane Victorino came strolling out of the trainers' room and noted the crowd around Ortiz. "Did Derek Jeter do something exciting tonight?" he deadpanned. You might say. "That game," Ortiz said of Jeter's walk-off hit in his last at-bat in Yankee Stadium, "is going to be in the history of the game.

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