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Archer takes offense to Ortiz's bat flip

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- With Christmas carols playing weirdly in the background for what the Tampa Bay Rays called "Christmas in July," leave it to David Ortiz to play bad Santa. Not only did Ortiz hit a three-run home run off Rays pitcher Chris Archer that accounted for all of Boston's runs in a 3-2 win Sunday afternoon that ended Tampa Bay's nine-game winning streak, he made the Rays cry foul, too. Archer was offended by Ortiz's exaggerated bat flip and leisurely stroll around the bases, which broke a scoreless tie in the third.
Over the Monster Jul 27, 2014

Red Sox 3, Rays 2: David Ortiz' three-run blast snaps losing streak

David Ortiz took it on his own shoulders to end Boston's losing streak, taking Chris Archer deep for a three-run shot that proved enough to top the Rays Sunday afternoon. The Red Sox snapped their five-game losing streak Sunday afternoon behind some solid results from a shaky Allen Webster and a big homer from David Ortiz. This is certainly one of the best performances Allen Webster has to his name in the majors in terms of runs and innings, but for all that it was a game which highlighted how little seems to have changed for Webster over the last year. He can still dazzle at times with...
Over the Monster Jul 28, 2014
Red Sox trade rumors: David Ortiz on Jon Lester:

Red Sox trade rumors: David Ortiz on Jon Lester: "He's a keeper"

The Red Sox designated hitter publicly vouched before Monday's game for the team to sign ace Jon Lester to a long-term extension. BOSTON -- David Ortiz wants Jon Lester on the Red Sox, clear and simple. The designated hitter is aware of all of the surrounding the team prior to Thursday's trade deadline. Ortiz is aware that the team could look completely different come Friday when the Yankees come to town to open up a three-game series. Through all of the rumors, Ortiz wants the team to sign Lester, the team's biggest asset, to a long-term contract and is confident that the two sides will...
Over the Monster Jul 29, 2014

Daily Red Sox Links: Bobby Valentine, David Ortiz, Felix Dpubront

Today's links look at how much worst things could be, whether or not Papi should be flipping bats and the relative terribleness of Felix Dpubront. Bobby Valentine: Worst manager ever? (Justin Barrasso; Boston Herald) The case for David Ortiz bat flips. (Peter Abraham; Boston Globe) The case against David Ortiz bat flips. (Steve Silva; Boston.com) John Farrell wants it to be clear: it's not that Felix Doubront doesn't care, it's that he just sucks right now. (Jen McCaffrey; Masslive) A obituary for the season before the trade deadline is always a good thing. (Alex Speier; WEEI) Especially...
Full Count | WEEI Jul 28, 2014

David Ortiz on Jon Lester: ‘He’s a keeper’

David Ortiz is aware of the reality of the Red Sox‘€™ situation at the trade deadline. With rumors swirling about what players may or may not remain in Red Sox uniforms by 4 p.m. Thursday, Ortiz maintains that he believes the club should hang on to one of their biggest assets. Jon Lester‘€™s name has […]

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