The Sox yesterday exercised their one-year, $12.5 million option on Ortiz. The decision brings the ever-popular Big Papi back for a ninth season.
The Sox will pay Ortiz what could turn out to be twice as much as any other DH in the game makes. But Ortiz is not just another slugger for hire, given his place in team history and popularity.(boston.com)
This is such a good start for the Team.
Now it’s time to look at the pitchers.
So Happy for the Giants! If it couldn’t be the Red Sox, I was hoping for San Francisco.
We have lots of family in Frisco. One of my younger cousins took the time off work, flew to Texas and was there for the Series Winning Game!! Something he will never forget! So happy for you Teddy! Hope you took a ton of pictures.
Jim Joyce a major league baseball umpire made the worse call of his carreer last night, and he will be the first to admit it. Armando Galarraga (Detroit Tigers) had a perfect game right up to the last pitch, when Joyce called Clevelands Jason Donald safe at first. After the game Joyce watched the replay over and over and admitted he was wrong. What happens now? Does Galarraga get his perfect game?
Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz was voted the American League Player for the month of May.
This marks David’s fourth career Player of the Month Award,Ortiz hit .363 with four doubles, 10 home runs, 16 runs and 27 RBI’s.
Way to go Papa!
Ken Griffey Jr. retired last night, I find it sad when a player like Griffey ends his carreer. It makes me feel very old. When my daughters Godson was a little boy he loved Ken Griffey Jr. I didn’t understand at the time how you could love someone that much that didn’t play for the Red Sox. Well Patrick is now in his 20’s, and I get it. There are not enough players out there like him. Sorry you never played for the Sox!
Sox played a great game last night! One more tonight then on the road again.
Pretty damn good game for an old man! And against Philly.
And Dice K just trying to get some of us, me included, to eat our words. Saturday night and Sunday afternoon were the kind of games we have grown (over the past few years) to expect from our team. They looked great. I must admit I didn’t watch too much of either game, weekend schdule kept me pretty busy
all weekend, but I kept my ears open and sneaked a peek when possible.
Papi didn’t look to bad on 1st base Saturday, but I’m sure he is relieved it dosen’t happen too often.
I’d like to thank the Mets for a real good game last night. That would be the one where they beat C.C. and got the win against the Yankees. Also kudo’s to Arod for striking out with the bases loaded. Now New York knows how Papi felt friday night. Strange how that kind of thing can happen to the best.
Now down to Tampa. Lets hope the good Mojo just keeps on happening!
It was suggested that it was a shame that Ortiz might shut himself off. Why shouldn’t he, they have treated him so badly since the season started. It has to hurt. To go from a Hero to hearing boo’s from the fans when he comes up to bat. Sure he has picked up his average and appears to have found his swing, but where was the support when he needed it.
I hate that they broke him, I watched the end of the game last night, Lester pitched a complete game and we won 6 to 2. The team should have gone wild. I barely saw a smile. Of course Lester dosen’t smile, one of reasons for his nickname (crabcakes). But where were the other guys jumping and yelling and Smiling? And the night before Clay stayed in for 9 innings and we won the game. Everyone is doing everything right, but no one looks happy about it!
I am fighting to have a favorite player this season. I think I am looking for someone with some spark. Sort of a Kevin Millar or Pedro Martinez. Someone that laughs, talks, fools around pumps everyone up. Papi was always smiling, and it was contagious.
Gerry Callahan of the Boston Herald is pitting these two up against each other. That’s not his job. He makes David the bad guy, fighting and winning his spot as D H. It has been his job for years and he has finally found his groove.
Don’t get me wrong I love Mike best, he has been my favorite player since he came to the Red Sox( I love Papi too). But don’t put them up against each other. That’s the front office and Tito’s job. I don’t like it, and I want both of them to last with the sox forever, but nothing lasts forever.
Great game for Buchholtz last night! And now with Beckett on the DL maybe Wake will get a couple of starts.
The sun is shinning and it is a beautiful day in Boston. Home Game tonight!
I know where we stand right now, but I don’t think for one second all is lost. Our pitchers need a little shaking up. Paplebon is surely still banging his head against a wall this morning. But you must keep in mind who started the game, and gave up 6 runs , after the first inning the guys already had to work there butts off to win this game.
And you know what they did it. The guys worked really hard, V Mart, Youk, Papi and JD all made it look like that’s the job they were hired to do.
So back to the Evil Empire tonight and hopefull the end result will be a much happier one!
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