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David Ortiz

David Ortiz
David Ortiz is the designated hitter for the MLB's Boston Red Sox. Prior to joining the Red Sox in 2003, Ortiz played for the Minnesota Twins and Seattle Mariners. Born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Ortiz began his Major League Baseball career in 1992, and has since won two World Series, played in 4 All-Star games, and tops the majors with 177 homers and 541 RBI since 2004. In 2007, Ortiz released his autobiography, "Big Papi: My Story of Big Dreams and Big Hits," which reached the New York Times Bestseller list. He is the spokesman for Reebok, Sharp, Vitamin Water, and XM Satellite Radio. Ortiz and his wife, Jessica, have three children, and currently reside in Weston, Mass. (Photo... Show more »
David Ortiz is the designated hitter for the MLB's Boston Red Sox. Prior to joining the Red Sox in 2003, Ortiz played for the Minnesota Twins and Seattle Mariners. Born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Ortiz began his Major League Baseball career in 1992, and has since won two World Series, played in 4 All-Star games, and tops the majors with 177 homers and 541 RBI since 2004. In 2007, Ortiz released his autobiography, "Big Papi: My Story of Big Dreams and Big Hits," which reached the New York Times Bestseller list. He is the spokesman for Reebok, Sharp, Vitamin Water, and XM Satellite Radio. Ortiz and his wife, Jessica, have three children, and currently reside in Weston, Mass. (Photo AP) « Show less

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  • Coffee Companion -- 7/11: Red Sox rough up the reeling Orioles

    Coffee Companion -- 7/11: Red Sox rough up the reeling Orioles
    Each morning, Monday through Friday, I'll hook you up with reading material to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday -- that way I'll have an excuse to do the same at the start of mine.  Running it back: The...
  • I love watching baseball on TV, but can't take the Orioles any longer

    I love watching baseball on TV, but can't take the Orioles any longer
    TV baseball has been one of the great pleasures of my adult life. Coming home at 8 or 9 p.m. after a long day of covering a media world that has gone nasty and mad, I would click on MASN's coverage of the Baltimore Orioles the way some folks might pour...
  • So yeah, the 2011 Orioles haven't hit rock bottom yet

    So yeah, the 2011 Orioles haven't hit rock bottom yet
    Ten days ago, I asked on the blog if the 2011 Orioles season could get any worse. Nine losses, 75 runs allowed and one demotion of Zach Britton later, the answer is a resounding yes -- a Marv Albert-type yes. This weekend’s four-game sweep at the...
  • Andino lifts Orioles to 7-5 win over Red Sox

    Andino lifts Orioles to 7-5 win over Red Sox
    The Orioles keep dismissing the spoiler angle, stressing there is no burning desire to beat contenders down the stretch. Ultimately, in the final stanza of another disappointing season, these victory-starved Orioles simply want to win, no matter whom...
  • Video: This guy's catch was the top Home Run Derby highlight

    Video: This guy's catch was the top Home Run Derby highlight
    Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano outslugged Red Sox first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, 12-11, in the final round of the All-Star Home Run Derby on Monday night. Isn’t it telling that three of the final four in the annual long ball contest -- Boston'...
  • Does the Derby hurt home run hitters such as Robinson Cano?

    Does the Derby hurt home run hitters such as Robinson Cano?
    Ah, the Home Run Derby. It’s hard for me to think of many American traditions that top watching baseball’s best sluggers (cameos made by Vernon Wells in 2010 and Brandon Inge the year before) while listening to Chris Berman shriek NFL...
  • Mark Reynolds' Photoshopped photo is burning up the Internet

    Mark Reynolds' Photoshopped photo is burning up the Internet
    A random photo of Mark Reynolds has quickly become an Internet sensation in Birdland. Unfortunately, we don't have said photo in our archives, so you're going to have to use your imagination on this one. Or your mouse to click this link. But expending all...
  • Orioles displeased with suspensions stemming from Red Sox series

    Orioles displeased with suspensions stemming from Red Sox series
    The Orioles were already a little angry about the way they were treated in Boston, and that fire has been flamed by Major League Baseball's ruling Thursday to suspend two Orioles players and manager Buck Showalter and only one Red Sox player, slugger...
  • Orioles, Hardy making progress on three-year extension

    Orioles, Hardy making progress on three-year extension
    The Orioles and shortstop J.J. Hardy continue to make progress on a three-year contract extension that would be worth between $7 million and $8.5 million per season, according to two baseball sources. "My thought is that I still hope it gets done," Hardy...
  • Matt Albers understands how he ticked off his former teammates

    Matt Albers understands how he ticked off his former teammates
    Red Sox reliever Matt Albers ticked off Orioles fans and his former teammates on July 8 -- you know, Friday night fight night -- with a few furious fist-pumps while striking out four Orioles in two innings of garbage time. Jeff Zrebiec of The Baltimore...
  • Pre-game: Orioles vs. Red Sox (split squads)

    Pre-game: Orioles vs. Red Sox (split squads)
    The Orioles and Red Sox are playing a pair of simutaneous split-squad contests today -- one here at Ed Smith Stadium and another down south at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers. We'll have double-barrel coverage. Follow me on Twitter at @EddieInTheYard for...
  • Orioles pregame notes, thoughts

    Orioles pregame notes, thoughts
    The Orioles haven’t yet appeared on the Harbor Park Field yet for their game against their Triple-A affiliate Norfolk Tides. The Tides are in the outfield stretching. Game starts at 3:05 p.m. A couple, quick notes and observations before we get...