Stepping up to the plate in the #8 spot in my FREE sports comic book Boston Sports Icons is Boston Red Sox “Big Papi” David Ortiz. “Big Papi” is also the feature of today’s #TBT sports blog. The nickname “Papi” … Continue reading
Last week Boston Red Sox fans clucked when retired icon Carl Yastrzemski called current designated hitter David Ortiz the second best hitter in franchise history.
Yaz’s claim that Ortiz’s hitting prowess should be ranked above him and only behind the legendary Splendid Splinter Ted Williams surprised most baseball purists
However, no one outside New England with any knowledge of America’s pastime would argue if any MLB player, retired or current, would refer to Ortiz as baseball’s, and not just the Boston Red Sox’s, biggest blowhard.Continue reading
There are times when baseball totally confuses me.
The sport’s preoccupation with statistics, oddball injuries, unwritten rules, quirky traditions and abnormally long games flummox me.
However, the recent rash of media coverage surrounding the supposed “brawl” between Boston’s David Ortiz and Tampa Bay’s David Price has caused my baseball cup of angst to boil over.
Baseball rhubarbs are just another totally confusing and absolutely irritating thing to add to our American pastime’s vexing scorecard.Continue reading