Red Sox announce All-Fenway team


Red Sox announce All-Fenway team

The Red Sox announced their All-Fenway Park Team Wednesday night, comprising the 40 best players and three managers, on the Red Sox since Fenway Park opened in 1912.

The All-Fenway team was voted on by fans, historians, the team's front-office staff, and the club's historical and archival consultants. Ceremonies honoring the players and managers -- 22 of whom were on hand (10 of the honorees have died) -- were held before Thursday night's game.

C -- Carlton Fisk
1B -- Jimmie Foxx
2B -- Dustin Pedroia
SS -- Nomar Garciaparra
3B -- Wade Boggs
LF -- Ted Williams
CF -- Fred Lynn
RF -- Dwight Evans
RHP -- Pedro Martinez
LHP -- Lefty Grove
CLOSER -- Jonathan Papelbon
DH -- David Ortiz
PINCH HITTER -- Bernie Carbo
PINCH RUNNER -- Dave Roberts

MANAGER -- Terry Francona

C -- Jason Varitek
1B -- Mo Vaughn
2B -- Bobby Doerr
SS -- Johnny Pesky
3B -- Mike Lowell
LF -- Carl Yastrzemski
CF -- Dom DiMaggio
RF -- Trot Nixon
P -- Roger Clemens
P -- Luis Tiant
P -- Tim Wakefield
P -- Dennis Eckersley
P -- Dick Radatz

MANAGER -- Joe Cronin

C -- Rich Gedman
1B -- George Scott
2B -- Jerry Remy
SS -- Rico Petrocelli
3B -- Frank Malzone
LF -- Jim Rice
CF -- Reggie Smith
RF -- Tony Conigliaro
P -- Babe Ruth
P -- Smoky Joe Wood
P -- Curt Schilling
P -- Bill Lee
P -- Jim Lonborg

MANAGER -- Dick Williams

Ortiz quells comeback speculation: 'My playing time has expired'


Ortiz quells comeback speculation: 'My playing time has expired'

Forget that cryptic Tweet to the Globe. David Ortiz isn't walking through that door, fans. At least not as a player.

"My playing time has already expired," Ortiz told ESPN Deportes. "Baseball is not something that you wake up today and you say, 'I'll play tomorrow.' Baseball is something that carries a lot of sacrifice, a lot of preparation, and there is a reason why we train the entire year to play it, practice every day, especially during the season, because it is a sport of consistency."

No one really thought he was contemplating a comeback, but last week he Tweeted this . . .

. . . and that raised hopes that he'd changed his mind.

Not so.