What a Country!

US Citizen David Ortiz pledges allegiance after an induction ceremony held at the JFK Library
(Boston Globe Staff Photo / Stan Grossfeld)

Even If You Signed a Contract that Grossly Overpays You,
You Get to Demand a New One Before It Expires

Hey David, If You Didn't Like the Deal You Signed in 2006,
Then Why Were You So Thrilled with It at the Time?
This Just In... Every Contract Has a Final Year, Deal with it David
Greed is Good. Sincerely, Gordon Gekko

With fans struggling to make ends meet, Ortiz won't just play out the end of his contract: "I'm not comfortable coming back just for one year because it's going to be the same roller-coaster that I had this year. All the question marks. People still don't realize what you're capable of doing even after eight years. I'm the kind of guy who likes to be left alone, play my game and be the best at my position." -- A shameless David Ortiz to Rob Bradford


Happy Halloween

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5 Years Ago, Theo Said So Long to the Red Sox


Up to Their Old Tricks?

Boston Dirt Dogs / Mike Briggs illustration
(BDD Photo Illustration / Mike Briggs www.mikebriggz.com)

Or Just Two Guys Looking for Handouts?

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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

ProJo:

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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