Aaron Boone even Facetimed David Ortiz on a screen in his office today to try to rev up his troops.
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Dan Kennedy notes the dueling Boston Magazine and Globe stories over the weekend over why David Ortiz got shot in 2019. The Globe does have former BPD Commissioner Ed Davis recounting a disrespected-gangster theory, while BoMag does not; Kennedy notes that Davis, hired by Ortiz, is a security consultant to the Globe, whose owner, of course, is a major shareholder in the Red Sox.
Meanwhile, a bitter man is bitter.
Via the Red Sox, David Ortiz's wife, Tiffany, reported today that Big Papi needed more surgery this week to deal with complications from his gunshot injuries.
David is recovering well and is in good spirits.
The Dominican Republic’s attorney general and national police director told reporters that the attempted murder was ordered from the United States by Victor Hugo Gomez, an associate of Mexico’s Gulf Cartel. They said Gomez had hired a gang of killers to eliminate his cousin, whom Gomez suspected of turning him in to Dominican drug investigators in 2011.
ABC News reports.
WBZ reports that among the people nabbed in the Dominican Republic is the guy who allegedly shot David Ortiz in the back.
Update, Monday a.m.: Ortiz remains sedated and in the ICU after an operation in which his gallbladder and part of his intestines were removed.
CDN 37, a news station in Santo Domingo, is reporting (in Spanish) that David Ortiz was shot in the back outside a bar tonight by two men who rode up on a motorbike - one of whom was quickly surrounded and beaten by bystanders. Read more.
Oof, swept 3-0.
Maureen Rogers and other Hub fans bid Papi adieu on Friday.
WBUR reports on Sunday's final regular-season game.
Yes, of course David Ortiz put on a wig to masquerade as a Lyft driver.
Greg Skomal, our resident state shark guy, has named a 15-foot male shark Big Papi.
Boston Public Schools today announced a new service this fall that will let middle-school and high-school students get a morning wake-up call - voiced by Big Papi. Read more.
Ortiz didn't just hit the game-winning home run against the Yankees yesterday. WBZ reports he hit the home run after promising a sick little kid he'd do so - just like Babe Ruth once did.
While Marky Mark was down at the Marathon finish line playing a cop for his Patriots Day Marathon-bombing movie, Jeff Bauman was at Fenway throwing out the first pitch to David Ortiz for inclusion in the other Marathon-bombing movie, Stronger, as Patty Neal shows us.
Surviving Grady sums up what David Ortiz has meant for Boston in general and him in particular - in the fall of 2004, his father's cancer had returned and nothing was stopping it.
We knew there wasn’t a lot of time left, and watching the Sox piss away their chances in the first three games of the series just brought home the point that my old man would likely never realize his life goal of seeing his team win it all.
But then, game four happened. And then game five. And with every night, it seemed that Ortiz literally gave us a new lease on life. Despite the drugs and medication and despair and uncertainty, my dad was born again that October. It had been a long time since I saw him so animated, so excited, so goddam optimistic about things to come.
You can download a Fallout 4 mod that lets you play David Ortiz in a post-apocalyptic Fenway Park with a spiked bat. Video contains scenes of Ortiz slicing through zombies with that bat.
Takes a moment for the video of David Ortiz's home run to come up: Read more.
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