Papi's Just Super

Boston Dirt Dogs -- Papi's Just Super
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David 'Superman' Ortiz Progresses from a July 16, 2012 Base Trotting Mishap to Running 120 Yards on March 4, 2013 ...
Will Soon Be Faster Than a Speeding Bullet, No Doubt

"They donít want to wear me out either now. Because definitely the more you run the more stress you put on the joints. So thatís why today I ran like 120 yards, tomorrow they might cut me down to 60. It all depends on how I feel. But the following day itís my goal for another 160. It all depends." -- David Ortiz, March 4, 2013

Read All About It: Steady Progress Has the Two-Year Dealer Maker Upbeat

ď[Ortiz] is a little upset and a little sore but it doesnít look like he pulled anything or tore anything. Probably going to be some days though. Itís that Achillesí. Heís had the heel problem [2010] and where the Achillesí attaches in the back of the heel. I guess heís had it in the past." - Former Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine, July 16, 2012, (Ortiz, however, called his past problems a heel injury, not an Achillesí injury)

"The early prognosis is Ortiz will be OK, but he may have to sit out a few days." -- Boston Globe on David Ortiz' Achilles injury, July 17, 2012

"Itís probably going to be a week to 10 days before heís ready to go take a little batting practice. Weíll give him a little extra time on the outside, so heís ready to go when he comes off... He has a right strained heel, Achillesí attachment type thing. Itís something heís had before.íí-- Former Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine, July 18, 2012

If Only That Were His Fastball Speed:
Drake Britton's Arrest Report Says He Drove 111 MPH in 45 MPH Zone


Meanwhile, Across the Pond ...

Liverpool Red Sox
(Boston.com Photo Illustration)

Liverpool's Getting Pounded By Huge Financial Losses
So Fenway Sports Group, a.k.a. Red Sox Ownership,
Injected Over $70 Million Into LFC via a Non-Interest Loan

BDD is a feature of Boston.com. All posts are by Steve Silva unless otherwise indicated.

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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