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    I can't imagine who that would be...

     

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    "Whomever" he is ......lol.... I hope he makes the same prediction this year. It worked wonderfully in Ortiz's favor last season.

     

     

     
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    Seems like a good place to post Ortiz updates  :)

     

    FORT MYERS, Fla. — David Ortiz graciously stayed on the field after taking batting practice Thursday to pose for photos and sign autographs for the players from Northeastern.

    One of the Huskies who approached him was lefthander James Mulry, a 20-year-old sophomore from West Roxbury, Mass., who played at Boston Latin.

    They met again in the third inning when Mulry was on the mound and Ortiz came to the plate. Mulry got ahead of the World Series Most Valuable Player and struck him out swinging at a slider off the plate.

    Ortiz walked back to the dugout smiling as the crowd of 7,789 at JetBlue Park cheered Mulry’s fortitude.

    “I was trying to see if I can get a strike to hit or whatever, but he ended up throwing me a nasty breaking ball,” Ortiz said. “He can party tonight.”

    Mulry had struck out Dustin Pedroia with a fastball before he got Ortiz. He nearly whiffed Mike Napoli looking at a two-strike curveball to end the inning but umpire Steve Ward called the pitch outside.

    “That was a lot of fun,” Mulry said. “Usually my curveball is a better pitch, especially with a lefty. But the slider worked. I’ll never forget that inning.”

    The Northeastern players were on the top step of the dugout as Mulry pitched.

    “Those are lifetime moments for the kids,” said Huskies coach Neil McPhee, who is in his 29th season at the school and will retire in June. “It’s fun for me to see it, too. These are the Red Sox we’re playing, after all.”

    Mulry had appeared in two games earlier this season, giving up eight earned runs over five innings against Texas A&M and Houston Baptist. But he was strong against the Sox, allowing one run over three innings.

    “It’s unreal,” Mulry said. “I can’t compare anything to facing these guys. This is going to help my confidence a lot.

    “I didn’t get to pitch against the Sox last season but I was excited I would get the chance when they told me a few days ago.”

    Said Ortiz, “He can have a drink tonight and say, ‘I struck out Papi.’ ”

    That Ortiz could laugh about striking out against a college sophomore was a sign of how well spring training is going for him, especially when compared with last season.

    Ortiz did not get into a single game in Florida last season. Most of his time was spent with trainers working to improve the strength and flexibility of his right Achilles’ tendon. The injury caused Ortiz to miss nearly the entire second half of the 2012 season and was slow to heal.

    Ortiz ventured onto the field only occasionally, cautiously running the bases and doing agility drills under close supervision. He was allowed to take batting practice but never came close to getting into a game.

    “It was tough because I was away from my teammates and doing my own thing,” he said. “I had to take care of it and make sure I was going to be OK. The doctors told me I didn’t really have a choice.”

    When the team left Fort Myers, Ortiz stayed behind and started the season on the disabled list. He missed 15 games before joining the lineup April 20. Despite the lack of preparation, Ortiz hit .309 with 30 home runs and 103 RBIs.

    The Red Sox had every intention to regularly rest Ortiz over the course of the season but he sat out only 10 other games. Before the season was over, Ortiz even had two triples and a career-high four stolen bases.

    “Every year is different for me,” Ortiz said. “Last year I didn’t play in spring training but I got stronger doing all kind of stuff with the trainer here. That probably helped me out for the season.

    “Spring training is kind of long sometimes . . . sometimes it kind of wears you out.”

    But now that he’s back on the field this season, Ortiz said it “feels like I’m doing something new.

    “I’m just happy to be back in the groove. I’ll be good to go on April 1.”

    Ortiz was reminded that the season actually starts on March 31 in Baltimore.

    “It’s March now?” he said. “Then when the light pops, Papi will pop and show up.”

    Peter Abraham can be reached at pabraham@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @PeteAbe.

     
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    David Ortiz

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    PS... my profile pic is my adopted pooch :)

     
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    71 is the number of games which Ortiz missed last season.  I am not sure what the red sox front office is thinking when they offer this clown a two year deal.

    Ortiz will no doubt miss a lot of games next season.  He will no doubt go 2 for 20 many times.  He will also get his hits and homers but they will be once again off bad teams and bad pitchers.

     

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    Ortiz a clown? Seriously? Are you even a Red Sox Fan? D Ortiz won the Red Sox more championships than Ted Williams, Carl Yastrzemski, Jimmie Foxx and Jim Rice combined. All I can say when I read a post like this is wow, there really are some ignorant people out there.

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    Jacbu is most definitely a bonafide Red Sox fan. 

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    Thanks for bumping this up :)

    I love seeing this hovering on the front page.

    Do you know jackbu/steven11 considers himself a beat writer.... LMAO!

     
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    Re: 71 games

    Seriously. Let this thread die.

    Who cares what a lunatic thinks of Ortiz?

     
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    Seriously. Let this thread die.

    Who cares what a lunatic thinks of Ortiz?

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    Nahhhhhh..... it's fun Laughing

     
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    71 is the number of games which Ortiz missed last season.  I am not sure what the red sox front office is thinking when they offer this clown a two year deal.

    Ortiz will no doubt miss a lot of games next season.  He will no doubt go 2 for 20 many times.  He will also get his hits and homers but they will be once again off bad teams and bad pitchers.

     

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    Ortiz a clown? Seriously? Are you even a Red Sox Fan? D Ortiz won the Red Sox more championships than Ted Williams, Carl Yastrzemski, Jimmie Foxx and Jim Rice combined. All I can say when I read a post like this is wow, there really are some ignorant people out there.

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    Jacbu is most definitely a bonafide Red Sox fan. 

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    In case anyone doesn't know the gamut of Pike's current usernames, here they are:

    mize, alan, uppervt2, shorect and pittstop

    Its very sick that someone is so hell bent on degrading this forum in that manner. I think LagunaJose was banned, as the rest of these names should be.

     
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    71 is the number of games which Ortiz missed last season.  I am not sure what the red sox front office is thinking when they offer this clown a two year deal.

    Ortiz will no doubt miss a lot of games next season.  He will no doubt go 2 for 20 many times.  He will also get his hits and homers but they will be once again off bad teams and bad pitchers.

     

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    Ortiz a clown? Seriously? Are you even a Red Sox Fan? D Ortiz won the Red Sox more championships than Ted Williams, Carl Yastrzemski, Jimmie Foxx and Jim Rice combined. All I can say when I read a post like this is wow, there really are some ignorant people out there.

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    Jacbu is most definitely a bonafide Red Sox fan. 

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    In case anyone doesn't know the gamut of Pike's current usernames, here they are:

    mize, alan, uppervt2, shorect and pittstop

    Its very sick that someone is so hell bent on degrading this forum in that manner. I think LagunaJose was banned, as the rest of these names should be.

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    It is what it is.... you can also choose to ignore his comments. But while you bring up the subject of degrading this forum.....what about Bill-806, or jackbu/steven11? Do they get a free pass, or you just pick and choose who should post and not post?

     

     

     
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    Re: 71 games

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    71 is the number of games which Ortiz missed last season.  I am not sure what the red sox front office is thinking when they offer this clown a two year deal.

    Ortiz will no doubt miss a lot of games next season.  He will no doubt go 2 for 20 many times.  He will also get his hits and homers but they will be once again off bad teams and bad pitchers.

     

    [/QUOTE]


    Ortiz a clown? Seriously? Are you even a Red Sox Fan? D Ortiz won the Red Sox more championships than Ted Williams, Carl Yastrzemski, Jimmie Foxx and Jim Rice combined. All I can say when I read a post like this is wow, there really are some ignorant people out there.

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    Jacbu is most definitely a bonafide Red Sox fan. 

    [/QUOTE]

    In case anyone doesn't know the gamut of Pike's current usernames, here they are:

    mize, alan, uppervt2, shorect and pittstop

    Its very sick that someone is so hell bent on degrading this forum in that manner. I think LagunaJose was banned, as the rest of these names should be.

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    It is what it is.... you can also choose to ignore his comments. But while you bring up the subject of degrading this forum.....what about Bill-806, or jackbu/steven11? Do they get a free pass, or you just pick and choose who should post and not post?

     

     

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    Different posters both different people here, but one common thread is that Pike is by far the most irritating. Others like Bill bother a large number of people, but I have never heard a good word written about Pike.

     
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    71 is the number of games which Ortiz missed last season.  I am not sure what the red sox front office is thinking when they offer this clown a two year deal.

    Ortiz will no doubt miss a lot of games next season.  He will no doubt go 2 for 20 many times.  He will also get his hits and homers but they will be once again off bad teams and bad pitchers.

     

    [/QUOTE]


    Ortiz a clown? Seriously? Are you even a Red Sox Fan? D Ortiz won the Red Sox more championships than Ted Williams, Carl Yastrzemski, Jimmie Foxx and Jim Rice combined. All I can say when I read a post like this is wow, there really are some ignorant people out there.

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    Jacbu is most definitely a bonafide Red Sox fan. 

    [/QUOTE]

    In case anyone doesn't know the gamut of Pike's current usernames, here they are:

    mize, alan, uppervt2, shorect and pittstop

    Its very sick that someone is so hell bent on degrading this forum in that manner. I think LagunaJose was banned, as the rest of these names should be.

    [/QUOTE]


    It is what it is.... you can also choose to ignore his comments. But while you bring up the subject of degrading this forum.....what about Bill-806, or jackbu/steven11? Do they get a free pass, or you just pick and choose who should post and not post?

     

     

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    Different posters both different people here, but one common thread is that Pike is by far the most irritating. Others like Bill bother a large number of people, but I have never heard a good word written about Pike.

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    Was Pike, Conan at one point?

    If so...I found him entertaining. I get confused with Pike and one of the others.

     
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    Different posters both different people here, but one common thread is that Pike is by far the most irritating. Others like Bill bother a large number of people, but I have never heard a good word written about Pike.

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    Was Pike, Conan at one point?

    If so...I found him entertaining. I get confused with Pike and one of the others.

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    No ConanObrien was the same poster as Triumph. Today he is Crowtrobot or Crowtmoderator. Their specialty is personal insults and BDC gives them a free pass. Their posts rarely exceed one sentence.

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    Good to know... and you are????

     

     
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    Pike was repeatedly banned because he broke up too many kiddie parties and was considered to be a wet blanket.

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    And you were formally known as ....??????

     
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    Re: 71 games

    Good morning.

    Laughing

     
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    Seriously. Let this thread die.

    Who cares what a lunatic thinks of Ortiz?

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    I don't want to let it die.... it is a great reference point.

    Laughing

     
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    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

    Banished to the basement!!!

     
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    Big Papi is the king!


     

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