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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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  • Obama's springtime foursome: 'Fore!'

     
    by Mark Silva Out on the National Mall today, crowds made their way to the cherry blossoms, now officially past their peak but splendid nonetheless on a partly cloudy and mild spring day. The president of the United States left......
  • Orioles have every reason to bring back Nelson Cruz, but they might not be able to

    Orioles have every reason to bring back Nelson Cruz, but they might not be able to
    Here's a happy thought while everyone tries to look into the future and figure out how the Orioles roster will look when spring training begins in February: Next year's starting lineup is going to look a lot like what this year's starting lineup...
  • A hothouse for baseball

    A hothouse for baseball
    SAN PEDRO DE MACORIS, Dominican Republic — The lanky 15-year-old and I didn't share a full language, but on a breezy, balmy November night, we shared at least two words. “Junior Lake?” I asked of the man in the home team's batting...
  • Theo is perfect -- for a lot of the wrong reasons

    This seems like the perfect hire. The best thing ever. The smartest move you could dream of. But it’s the Cubs. So, it will turn into a disaster. That’s what the Cubs do. Somehow, some way at some time, the hiring of Boston general manager...
  • Power rankings: No. 15 Blue Jays

    Power rankings: No. 15 Blue Jays
    No. 15 Blue Jays: 16th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Dodgers. One more year, two at the most. Unless that pesky Mayan calendar is correct, and the Earth drifts into a black hole or is attacked by a higher species we never knew...
  • For the Detroit Tigers, it was a shot to their psyches

    When the Detroit Tigers take the field Tuesday afternoon, check out their eyes. Expect blank faces, distant stares. Their most important need going into Game 3 of the American League Championship Series may not be great pitching and hitting. It may be...
  • Getting Sweet Revenge, American Baseball-Style

    Vengeance is mine, sayeth the Lord. And although retribution shall surely come in the fullness of time, a ballplayer can only wait so long. Accordingly, when Boston slugger David Ortiz came to bat against Tampa Bay's David Price at the end of May...
  • Youkilis, Martinez out of Red Sox lineup; Kotchman to start at first base

     
    For the second straight night, an ex-Angel will be playing first base for the opponent. Monday night in New York, it was Mark Teixeira, who had three hits, including a two-run triple and a double, to key the Yankees' 5-3......
  • First round preview

     
    So here we are again, late in the season with the dreaded Red Sox hovering. It seems clear now, barring a complete collapse in the final 19 games, that the Angels' three-game series in Boston that begins tonight will be......
  • Don't blame the umps

     
    My policy is usually not to spend much time on one game in a long, exhausting baseball season, but that latest heartbreaker in Boston is too juicy to pass up. These are just some of my thoughts on the 9-8......
  • One big key: The on-base duel

     
    In the upcoming Angels-Red Sox managerial chess match between Mike Scioscia and Terry Francona, nothing will be as important as the on-base duel between the two teams. If you want to beat the Sox, you have to keep leadoff hitter......