David Ortiz

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Lucy Burdge
May 16, 2018 - 5:30 am
Welcome to Wednesday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire. WEDNESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS: MLB: St. Louis at Minnesota, 1 p.m. (MLB Network) MLB: Milwaukee at Arizona, 4 p.m. (MLB Network) MLB: NY Yankees at...
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Alex Reimer
April 25, 2018 - 11:51 am
It’s easy to forget that David Ortiz did not immediately ascend to superstardom in Boston. Ortiz signed a non-guaranteed prior to the 2003 season and was the last man in a deep logjam at first base and DH. Jeremy Giambi and Shea Hillenbrand were both slotted ahead of him on the depth chart at the...
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Alex Reimer
March 20, 2018 - 11:39 am
David Ortiz played 14 seasons with the Red Sox and says he's never experienced any racism in Boston. In a recent interview on The Big Lead’s “Glass Half Empty” podcast, Ortiz said he thinks Boston is unfairly maligned for its racist reputation. “My career was great in Boston," he said. "I never saw...
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Rob Bradford
March 01, 2018 - 12:14 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- J.D. Martinez had already learned from David Ortiz well before the two hooked up at JetBlue Park. That's what happens when you join the club of players who were cast-off at some point and time, only to go on to produce prolific numbers for another organization. Ortiz did it...
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Rob Bradford
February 28, 2018 - 11:09 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- David Ortiz knows retirement, having lived the life for more than a year now. He also knows Rob Gronkowski, who partnered up with the former Red Sox slugger for a series of Dunkin Donuts commercials. That's why it was interesting to listen to Ortiz's advice for his football-...
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Rob Bradford
February 28, 2018 - 3:01 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- David Ortiz said he was going to make an appearance, and now he has. Unlike last spring training, the former Red Sox designated hitter has made it a point to visit spring training at JetBlue Park. Ortiz arrived at the park Wednesday afternoon just as the Sox were kicking off...
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David Ortiz and Pedro Martinez
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John Tomase
January 19, 2018 - 11:04 pm
Pedro Martinez was known for working quickly. David Ortiz took his time in the box. Both are now on the same page: baseball needs a pitch clock. The revelation hit Ortiz during his first year of retirement, when he became a baseball viewer instead of player. And even he can admit that the game...
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Yawkey Way
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John Tomase
January 19, 2018 - 10:53 pm
The things you learn when trying to strip the name of an avowed racist off a public street: only the dead may apply. Speaking to reporters at Foxwoods on Friday night as part of the team's winter weekend, Red Sox CEO Sam Kennedy said the club is making progress on the renaming of Yawkey Way, but...
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Lucy Burdge
December 20, 2017 - 5:36 am
Welcome to Wednesday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire . WEDNESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS: NBA: Miami at Boston, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSB) NBA: LA Lakers at Houston, 8 p.m. (NBATV) NBA: Memphis at Golden State, 10:30...
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Rob Bradford
December 05, 2017 - 10:46 am
LA ROMANA, Dominican Republic -- The question was put to one of the big league players attending the David Ortiz Celebrity Golf Classic. (And, no, the player was not named David Ortiz.) "Jose Abreu or Carlos Santana?" The reason for the question was that both first basemen had been recently...
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