David Ortiz reveals his biggest wish for his retirement tour, Red Sox owner John Henry addresses the state of the Sox, and the Bruins beat the Penguins, 5-1.
David Ortiz wants a standing ovation from Yankees fans: “You know what I want most of all?’’ Big Papi told The Post on Tuesday at JetBlue Park. “I would love it if the fans at Yankee Stadium gave me a standing ovation.’’ (New York Post)
Bruins’ David Pastrnak flashes potential in two-goal performance against Penguins: “But it’s not just his offense, with Pastrnak getting his seventh and eighth goals of the season on Wednesday. It’s the way his whole game is rounding into form.’’ (The Boston Globe)
Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez among ESPN’s top 10 worst MLB contracts: “One of the inescapable truths of baseball, like other major sports, is that a player’s salary and contract situation are key components of a player’s value to a franchise.’’ (ESPN.com)
Owner John Henry on Red Sox: ‘We have perhaps overly relied on numbers’: “There were a lot of issues. I spent at least two months looking under the hood and came to the conclusion that we needed to make changes,’’ Henry said. “One of the things that we’ve done, and I’m fully accountable for this, is that we have perhaps overly relied on numbers.’’ (WEEI.com)
Patriots rubbing off on the Detroit Lions? “[Former Patriots director of pro scouting and current Lions general manager] Bob Quinn said Tampa Bay general manager Jason Licht, a former Patriots staffer, taught him about the Patriots’ way of scouting. He instructed him to look at player attributes to see if they fit a role — even if it is a spot the player hasn’t played before.’’ (ESPN.com)
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