Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is amidst one of the best seasons of his career. His .311 average is the second best of his career, and his .985 OPS also ranks alongside the marks he posted between 2003-07, when he finished in the top five in MVP voting every year.
The slugger suggests that his huge year at age 35 is a dramatic rebuttal to those who thought that his peak years had passed.
“I’m not going to stay 20 my whole life. If you’re good at what you do, it doesn’t matter how old you get. You’re good,” said Ortiz. “Most of the people who say that, if they played baseball, their career was average, so they struggled.
“Dude, I’m a strong human being. I’m a beast. I’m strong as hell. I know how to stay strong. That’s why, at my age, you see me doing what I’m still doing. Somebody told me, ‘Guys, when they get to your age, there’s no way they can hit 30...
According to the Boston Herald, the Patriots will visit with former Pro Bowl center Andre Gurode. The 32-year-old was released by the Cowboys on Aug. 29, presumably due to the fact he was slated to make $5.5 million in 2011, and was coming off an offseason in which he underwent knee surgery. It has also been reported that Gurode worked out for the Lions.
The Patriots' offensive line is though to be a bit thin, with right guard Dan Connolly recovering from a right leg injury, and reserve Ryan Wendell missing most of training camp.
Gurode is also known for being the player current Patriots defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth stomped on in 2006. (See video below.)
Red Sox starter Andrew Miller was shelled for six runs and five hits in just 1 1/3 innings while opposing lefty Derek Holland held the Red Sox at bay with seven shutout innings as the Rangers cruised to a 10-0 win Friday night at Fenway. The loss, combined with a 3-2 Yankees win over Toronto, drops the Red Sox into second in the AL East, a half-game behind New York.
One day after losing a four-hour, 21-minute marathon to the Yankees, the Red Sox looked like a team with little energy. The Rangers, however, showed the power that has propeled them to the top of the AL West. Ian Kinsler, David Murphy and Elvis Andrus all homered for Texas, which has won five-of-eight between the two teams that led their respective divisions entering the game.
Miller gave up a three-run homer to Kinsler in a four-run Texas second inning as the Rangers jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the first two innings. Relievers Michael Bowden and Matt Albers didn't fare much...
The Red Sox achieved another milestone in their record-setting sellout streak at Fenway Park, notching their 700th straight contest in which they sold the full allotment of tickets. The previous big league record for selltouts was 455, set by the Indians between 1995-2001. The Red Sox, who have sold out every game since May 15, 2003, broke that mark three years ago.
"Reaching 700 consecutive sell-outs is a lesson for us all to never underestimate what the passion of Red Sox Nation can achieve," said Sox principal owner John Henry.
"Red Sox Nation gives our players and coaches a distinct competitive advantage in home games by creating a sell-out atmosphere unmatched in any other ballpark, said CEO Larry Lucchino.
Sox players and coaches stepped out of the dugout to salute the crowd with a tip of the cap during the fifth inning.
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Carl Crawford was scratched minutes prior to Friday's game between the Red Sox and Rangers due to what the team described as illness. He was replaced in the lineup by newly acquired Conor Jackson, who will play left and bat seventh in his Boston debut.
Though the switch from a left-handed to a right-handed lineup member might appear to benefit the Sox, Crawford is 2-for-7 in his career against Rangers left-hander Derek Holland while Jackson is 0-for-8.
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Dale, Michael and Jerry dig into the details of this draft for the Patriots with ESPN's Mike Reiss.
Giardi and Price discuss the Tom Brady appeal getting overturned and Roger Goodell's victory tour. The guys can't believe the victory lap and some of his behavior. The more you listen to him, the more frustrating his behavior becomes.
Giardi and Price break down how the teams in the AFC East altered their futures after the NFL Draft weekend.
Mut is flying solo the last hour, but he's giving reaction and analysis as the Celtics draft a power forward out of France by the name of Guerschon Yabusele and getting some early grades for the Celtics
Mut and Kirk are talking more about the Celtics pick of Jaylen Brown and can't seem to find anyone who thinks it's a good pick or can make a case for why the Celtics took him third overall.
Joe, Tim, and Lou talk with Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts after his walk-off RBI single propelled the Red Sox past the White Sox 8-7.
Mut recaps the Red Sox 8-6 loss to the White Sox.
Mut recaps the Sox 3-1 loss in the series opener against the White Sox.
DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.
Butch is joined by two-thirds of the Sunday Skate show in DJ and Pete. The guys discuss the problems with Bruins including leadership and grit, who should stay and who should go and if Claude is to blame.
Who would you like to see in Dino's chair, Gary or Mut?
The debate heats up as the discussion turns towards O.J. Simpson
On a Friday edition of Headlines, Gary presents us with some thrilling erotica talk.
Jackie MacMullen talks about Jaylen Brown, the Celtics thought process, and what may happen in Free Agency.
Glenn and Christian discuss last night's underwhelming draft by the Celtics
Dale Holley and Thornton talk NBA draft.
Dale and Holley's Final Drive 06-24-16
Laroy Streat comes back at it again! Talking the Celtics Draft and his take on the Celtics 3rd Draft pick. Catch Laroy every friday with the Dale & Holley Show 5:45- 6PM.
Former Celtics General Manager Jan Volk joins Kirk Minihane for a discussion that any Celtics fan will love. Kirk and Jan talk about the legendary 85/86 Celtics and how the team was constructed and of course the decision to draft Len Bias and his tragic death.
Kirk Minihane sits down with John Tomase to talk about the current political landscape, John's desire to write about social issues, and of course Spygate is discussed.
Kirk Minihane is joined by one of his radio heroes, Artie Lange. They discuss everything from Artie's comedy career, his time with Howard Stern, his issues with drugs and prostitutes, and the comedy show to benefit slain Officer Ronald Tarentino Jr.
Ben, Russ & Alex recap the 4-0 loss the USMNT suffered to Argentina in the COPA America Centenario semifinal. Then they catch up with the EURO's, and recap if their predicted winners are still in the tournament.
This week we look back at the US Open.