So Manny Problems

David Ortiz speaks to the news media about his charity golf tournament in the Dominican Republic
(David Kamerman / Boston Globe Staff)

The Sun Comes Up, The Sun Goes Down, and David Ortiz
Is Whining About Getting Another Big Hitter

Ortiz Offers Up More on Manny, and Picks Pedroia Over Youk for MVP
Papi Wants Another Power Bat Around Him Next Year
Meanwhile, Sox Fans Are Hoping Papi Can Still Get Around on a Fastball
Next Thing You Know David Will Be Complaining About Balls and Strikes
And the Desire to Speed Up the Games... Hey Wait a Minute...

"I'll tell you one thing, if you get the opportunity to get a guy that can hit 30 homers and get 100 RBI, I bet you will find a position for him, guarantee... it can be in the outfield, it can be anywhere. As long as you provide guys that put up numbers like, let's say Manny did, we're gonna be [a contender] ...we're talking about a third guy [in addition to himself and Jason Bay]." -- 11.12.08, David Ortiz can't get it done with just J.D. Drew, Jason Bay, Kevin Youkilis, Dustin Pedroia, and Company

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Boston Globe:

Red Sox end losing streak > Shaughnessy: Debunking myths about the 2014 Red Sox > Cherington: Everyone needs to get better

Boston Herald:

Ortiz, Red Sox bats break out to end losing streak > Buchholz still bewildered > Memory loss haunting Red Sox


Lester was once a good hitter, now heading toward dubious record > Travis Shaw brings hot bat to Pawtucket > Ranaudo shines > Betts not a candidate for Boston, yet

NY Post:

St. Louis lets Ozzie Smith bid Jeter goodbye > Yanks prevail in extras again > Nonsense leads off in MLB broadcasts > Beltran elbow on mend

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