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.
Tim Wakefield has been named the recipient of the 2010 Roberto Clemente award, an award given annually to the player who “combines a dedication to giving back to the community with outstanding skills on the baseball field. Who better deserving?(photo’s from Boston.Com)
I am so Proud of him, as I’m sure all of Red Sox Nation is!!
I have been watching him for 18 years and am just so happy for him and his family!
It really is a great honor to be recognized for the great work you do outside of baseball!
Congratulations to the S. F. Giants!! 2 down, 2 more to go!
John Farerell will be the new Manager for the Toronto Blue Jays. I’m very happy for him. I liked John while he was here, but I’m sure most coaches try so hard because some day they want to Manage a team. Well John succeeded. That says a lot for the Sox. He did good! And now he is off on his own.
Sorry John, I like you, but we are still going to kick your butt!
Now what about a replacement? Rumors are flying that our Captain might be retiring? Well, what better pitching coach than a former catcher? Especially one that knows the pitchers.
I just love this Photo!
(Photo’s borrowed without permission from Google)
World Series Starts Tonight!!
I am leaning toward San Francisco, Javi Lopez is pitching for them……..but of course I want Cliff Lee to win ( I would also like to see the Sox get him, but they probably won’t)
So I really don’t care which team wins, I am just really happy that it is the Giants and the Rangers playing!! (if it can’t be the Red Sox)
Okay, so I never really cared much for him, but this was the year, he was doing great, went into a slump and started doing great again. I tried not to like him, but he made it so hard. I have a record for liking players and having them get hurt. I also have a record for liking players and getting them traded, so I guess were lucky he’s still with the team. Get well quickly Dustin. And I promise I’ll keep it a secret that I like you.
Now Victor Martinez, I’ve liked him since he started playing for us. Sorry.
Great California trip, I have friends and family that were at the Giant, RedSox games. I know they were watching with mixed emotions.
Again we come away with a 1 out of 3 win. Can’t wait to get the Sox home.
Off tonight, then 2 games at home with Tampa Bay, then a much needed second day off and Baltimore comes to town.
Hopefully by next week most of the injured are back on the field.