Thursday, August 03, 2006

David Ortiz Can't Handle the Pressue of Boston

Boston wins despite Ortiz's woes

Red Sox edge Indians

The Boston Red Sox got a much needed victory despite the ongoing struggles of David Ortiz.

Manny Ramirez and Wily Mo Pena homered, Mark Loretta brought home the go-ahead run with a bases-loaded double, and the Red Sox snapped a one-game losing streak yesterday with a 6-5 victory over the visiting Cleveland Indians.

>Ortiz was the Sox's designated hitter because he commits errors in nearly every game he plays -- and this time his woes were at the plate. He went 0 for 4 with four strikeouts..``It was just one of those days. It makes your head spin a little bit, but you put it behind you," Ortiz said.


SportsCenter lead story: Ortiz fails! Sox win despite oh-for-four with four strikeouts!


Ok well none of that actually happened as far as the reporting. In fact, the SportCenter highlights never even showed Ortiz, and the AP story only mentions him as a hero... well of course he's the reigning AL Player of the Month!

Oh, wait.. anyone remember this? Here's the original, undoctored AP story from a couple of weeks ago. You may notice some similarities to the story I posted above, what with the reigning AL Player of the Month going 0-4 with 4 Ks and his team having a comeback win and all.

Let's just hope Ortiz doesn't decide to sun himself shirtless in Central Park. *shudder*

posted by Mr. Faded Glory @ 5:10 AM   2 comments


At 8/03/2006 4:05 PM, Blogger June said...

Let's just hope Ortiz doesn't decide to sun himself shirtless in Central Park.
oh, Lord... the visual is a nightmare

I would boycott espn if it weren't for Tino

At 8/03/2006 4:38 PM, Blogger Mr. Faded Glory said...

Check out the front page of today.

The section called "must read"?

• "Insider" puff-piece on how great a pitcher and a guy Josh Beckett is and how he's been "successful."
• Mag: Papelbon gives an arm and a leg Insider
• Boston needs Beckett down the stretch ESPN Video
• Simmons: Larry Legend vs. Big Papi

The one that really gets me is Ortiz=Bird


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