Coffee and Clippings: Rays Fall Behind 2-0 to Red Sox

Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) of the Tampa Bay Times writes about the Rays’ 7-4 loss last night to the Red Sox as they fall behind 2-0 in the series… The Rays joke and kid and carry on about their penchant for always making things so difficult on themselves. Well, they’ve done it again, losing 7-4 to […]

Peter Gammons: This is the way it should be

David Ortiz saw it in David Price, that “he wasn’t himself.” Ortiz mentioned coming off the complete game in Texas and the toll it may have taken on the Rays great lefty now that it is October. Perhaps it is true of a lot of Rays, not that they admit it. But the fact remains […]

The Running Red Sox

One of the most unusual aspects to this Red Sox team is how much and how well they run. One scout following them for the playoffs says “they are the most aggressive team in baseball challenging outfielders,” and one GM says “no one can believe how efficient they are stealing.” “We have a lot of […]

Coffee and Clippings: Rays Close In on Postseason

Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) of the Tampa Bay Times discusses the Rays’ sweep of the Yankees as they close in on the postseason… The Rays were thrilled to be the close-up observers to Thursday’s emotional festivities marking the final Yankee Stadium appearance by Mariano Rivera, watching, clapping, some even tearing up. But they have their own […]

The Tigers’ Winning Culture

A couple hours before the game against the Red Sox Monday afternoon, Torii Hunter was talking to a group of inner city Boston teenage baseball players, which he does every time he’s in town, because he is who he is and should be the face of the game. His close friend David Ortiz was kibitzing […]

League Reaction: Ortiz Gets Hit 2,000

League Reaction to Hit 2,000 Anthony Gulizia (@gulizia_a) of the Boston Globe: David Ortiz notches 2,000 hit on 2-HR night David Ortiz stood on second base and looked outward toward the 379-foot marker in center field where his RBI double just landed, the Fenway Park crowd showering the Red Sox’ beloved designated hitter with a […]

Rules by Showalter

Buck Showalter predicated this suggestion by stating that after David Ortiz did his AT&T attack last weekend the game was altered by not having his rule. “Why is it,” asked Showalter, “that when a DH is ejected the manager of his team doesn’t have to decide who the replacement is. That changes the way the […]

The Facts Behind The At Bat That Upset Big Papi

Last night, David Ortiz took out his frustration that he felt about the acumen of home plate umpire Tim Timmons on the bullpen phone in the Sox dugout last night, narrowly missing Dustin Pedroia on his backswing. You can see the video below. That’s the summary, now here are the detes. Here’s What Happened It was […]

Ortiz On His Ejection

“I don’t pitch. I don’t play defense. I hit. You’re not going to take an at-bat away from me” -David Ortiz reacts to his recent ejection in Baltimore