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David Ortiz: Here's What Really Happened

The former Red Sox slugger tells what it was like to be shot

(Newser) - "I almost died, man. I was in a coma. People were criticizing me as if I deserved to be killed." So said a teary-eyed David Ortiz in his first interview after being shot in the Dominic Republic on June 9, CNN reports. When the bullet slashed through his... More »

Padres Pull a Fast One on Visiting Red Sox Fans

They got rickrolled during 'Sweet Caroline'

(Newser) - Yes, rickrolling is still a thing, and a memorable one took place Sunday during the game between the San Diego Padres and the visiting Boston Red Sox. Between innings, the stadium scoreboard pleased Boston fans by inviting everyone to sing along with the Red Sox fan favorite "Sweet Caroline,... More »

Hospital Releases David Ortiz

Retired Red Sox star was shot in the back last month

(Newser) - David Ortiz, the retired Red Sox star who was shot in the back last month, has been released from a Boston hospital. He was sitting on a bar patio in Santo Domingo on June 9 when a gunman approached and shot him; the lead prosecutor has said Ortiz may have... More »

Meghan Markle, Harry Step Out for a Ball Game

The royals welcome the Yankees, Red Sox in British debut; Meghan meets a relative

(Newser) - Meghan Markle and Prince Harry made one of their first joint outings since introducing baby Archie , and it was to mark the arrival of American royalty of sorts—the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees making Major League Baseball's debut across the pond. The Boston Globe reports... More »

Dominican AG Agrees With Ortiz Shooting Suspect

Attorney General Jean Alain Rodríguez says there was another target

(Newser) - The Dominican Republic's lead prosecutor says former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was not the target of a shooting in a nightclub in his hometown on June 9, the AP reports. Attorney General Jean Alain Rodríguez says the target was another man, dressed similarly to Ortiz, who was... More »

The Price on Ortiz's Head? $7,830

Alleged shooter is now in custody

(Newser) - Police in the Dominican Republic revealed more details of a plot to kill Red Sox great David Ortiz Wednesday—but they declined to discuss possible motives. Dominican National Police Director Ney Aldrin Bautista Almonte said alleged shooter Rolfi Ferreira Cruz, 25, had been arrested, CNN reports. Six people are now... More »

Wounded 'Big Papi' Returns to Boston

Red Sox flew him back for treatment

(Newser) - Beloved Red Sox slugger David Ortiz landed in Boston on Monday night, just 24 hours after he was shot at a nightclub in the Dominican Republic. The former player was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital after arriving on a plane chartered by the team, the Boston Globe reports. The 43-year-old... More »

Key Police Question: Was 'Big Papi' the Target?

Former Red Sox star David Ortiz recuperating from gunshot wound

(Newser) - By all accounts, former Red Sox star David Ortiz is out of imminent danger after being shot in a Dominican Republic bar Sunday night. However, the 43-year-old did suffer serious injuries, including organ damage, and will remain in the ICU for 24 hours, reports the Boston Globe . Citing a person... More »

Red Sox Legend Wounded in Dominican Republic Shooting

David Ortiz expected to make full recovery

(Newser) - Boston Red Sox great David Ortiz is in stable condition after a shooting in the Dominican Republic on Sunday night, police say. Dominican National Police Director Ney Aldrin Bautista Almonte says the 43-year-old slugger was shot in the back from behind at near point-blank range at a nightclub in Santo... More »

Bill Buckner, Star Hitter Remembered for Error, Dies

First basemen shouldered blame for 1986 World Series loss

(Newser) - Bill Buckner, a star hitter who became known for one of the most infamous plays in baseball history, has died. He was 69. Buckner's family said in a statement that he died Monday after a long battle with dementia, the AP reports. "Bill fought with courage and grit... More »

Former Red Sox Star: I Wouldn't Go to WH, Either

"It's like you are going to shake hands with the enemy," David Ortiz says

(Newser) - Thursday is the day when the 2018 World Series champs are headed to the White House for a visit with President Trump. But a good number of the Boston Red Sox don't plan on attending, and a former player is offering solidarity. The Washington Post reports that manager Alex... More »

This Sports Injury Ranks Among the Weirdest

Brock Holt was wounded by his 2-year-old son

(Newser) - The Red Sox can thank a two-year-old boy for putting their second baseman out of commission. Brock Holt says his son Griffin mistakenly poked him in the right eye and scratched his cornea before the Sox played the Seattle Mariners on March 28—opening day, the Boston Herald reports. Holt... More »

Longtime Red Sox Reporter Dies at Spring Training

Nick Cafardo apparently suffered an embolism

(Newser) - Boston Globe baseball writer Nick Cafardo, who covered the Red Sox and the rest of the sport for more than three decades, died Thursday after collapsing outside the team's spring training clubhouse, the AP reports. He was 62. The newspaper said Cafardo appeared to have suffered an embolism. The... More »

Sox Mark World Series Win With a Yankees Diss

Boston Red Sox blasted Frank Sinatra's 'New York, New York' in the locker room

(Newser) - Like a boy who pulls the ponytails of the girl he secretly likes on the playground, the Boston Red Sox gave a shoutout of sorts to the New York Yankees after winning the World Series Sunday night. In the locker room after emerging victorious 5-1 in Game 5 against the... More »

Red Sox Are New World Series Champs

For 2nd year in a row, heartbreak at home for LA Dodgers

(Newser) - The Boston Red Sox won their fourth World Series championship in 15 years, beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in Game 5 on Sunday night behind David Price's pitching and Steve Pearce's power. Alex Cora became the first manager from Puerto Rico to guide a team to the... More »

Red Sox Follow 18-Inning Loss With a 9-6 Win

They have a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven matchup

(Newser) - An 18-inning loss in Game 3 of the World Series couldn't wear out the Boston Red Sox. A four-run deficit late in Game 4 definitely didn't faze them. This plucky powerhouse just kept getting big hits to move to the brink of another championship, reports the AP . The... More »

Record-Setting World Series Game: 'Pure Joy'

LA Dodgers beat Boston Red Sox 3-2 in longest game in World Series history: 7 hours, 20 minutes

(Newser) - Exhausted yet exhilarated, the Dodgers headed home for a catnap, while the Red Sox may toss and turn thinking about one that got away. Max Muncy's home run leading off the bottom of the 18th inning finally ended the longest World Series game in history early Saturday, giving Los... More »

Dodgers, Red Sox in 1st World Series Face-Off Since 1916

Los Angeles Dodgers beat Milwaukee Brewers Saturday to advance

(Newser) - Sandy Koufax, Jackie Robinson and the Boys of Summer. Ted Williams to Yaz and the Impossible Dream. Manny Ramirez. Pedro Martinez. Bill Buckner. Fenway Franks and Dodger Dogs. Ebbets Field, the Green Monster. "Sweet Caroline" or "I Love LA." Yet for all their rich history—dating back... More »

This Astros Fan Is Now Big Part of Playoffs, Accidentally

Troy Caldwell may have cost Houston a home run in a close game they lost

(Newser) - The Houston Astros fan now rooting hardest for his team to make the World Series? It's got to be Troy Caldwell, thanks to a controversial moment from Wednesday night's game against the Red Sox. The upshot is that Caldwell may have cost his team a two-run home run... More »

Red Sox WiFi Password Is Not Good

'Baseball' shows up inadvertently on bulletin board during post-game interview

(Newser) - Anyone looking to hijack the Boston Red Sox team WiFi wouldn't have needed to strain too hard to guess the password. "Baseball." As the Boston Globe explains, the not-so-strong password was inadvertently revealed during a post-game interview with Yankees manager Aaron Boone. You can see it here... More »

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