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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......
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Defining the Full Monty is the Supreme Court's job

    Get dressed for work this morning? Bummed that you won't be paid time and a half for it? The U.S. Supreme Court cares — really. In Sandifer v. U.S. Steel, the court is actually considering whether the Federal Labor Standards Act, which excludes...
  • 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...
  • Springer Enjoys Fenway Visit

    BOSTON — His favorite Fenway memory is his first Fenway memory. "Mo Vaughn hit a walk-off grand slam against Seattle," George Springer said Thursday in the Houston Astros' clubhouse. Vaughn drove an 0-and-1 from Paul Spoljaric down the right...
  • Dad Who Gave Kidney To Daughter Grateful To Sox

    Dad Who Gave Kidney To Daughter Grateful To Sox
    This story starts with pain in Bella Forrest's knees and it ends with her dad, Bill, winning three authentic Red Sox World Series rings. Yet it is all the things in between, the kidney transplant, the strength drawn from Jonny Gomes, that will form a...
  • Jacobs: Cespedes Fills Many Needs

    Jacobs: Cespedes Fills Many Needs
    BOSTON — Boston already has Big Papi. So let's call Yoenis Cespedes the Big Need. The Red Sox needed power, especially right-handed pop. Cespedes had 17 home runs in Oakland in 2014. The entire Red Sox outfield has 14. It is a historical anemia...