In ESPN The Magazine, Howard Bryant writes that Ferguson is personal for many athletes, which is why they can play a unique role in helping America see itself.
In ESPN The Magazine, Howard Bryant writes that as the Yankees-Sox rivalry fades into baseball's background, David Ortiz grapples with a post-superpower world.
In ESPN The Magazine, Howard Bryant writes that an athlete hasn't really arrived until he has offered an apology. But is all this being sorry taking the fun out of sports?
It's time for a good long look at what Theo Epstein has wrought in Boston in the wake of the Red Sox's September collapse. One writer says the view isn't pretty.
Red Sox's true feelings on David Ortiz will become clear after the season.
Chronicle of David Ortiz's start shows player struggling with baseball mortality.
First chapter of Red Sox-Yankees in 2010 a compelling read.
The years between 2000 and 2009 should be called the decade of the fan in sober acknowledgement of the ultimate victory of the dollar in sports, writes Howard Bryant.
Will Red Sox fans accept a rebuilding phase?
David Ortiz has moved on from the PED scandal, but larger questions still remain.
Josh Hamilton and David Ortiz each had opportunities to clear their conscience Saturday, but only one -- Hamilton -- sounded like a human being.
David Ortiz had said all the right things. He wanted us to believe he was different from the rest. Now, it appears he's one of them.
When Howard Bryant wrote about David Ortiz's power slump and didn't mention steroids, readers reacted with surprise. So a question arises: Has the relationship between fans and the game finally reached a tipping point?
The home runs are nonexistent and the batting average is embarrassing, but David Ortiz stands firm in the belief that we are not witnessing the decline and fall of Big Papi.
After a devastating loss in Game 5, the Rays can't let their thoughts betray them if they hope to advance to the World Series.
David Ortiz's body is revolting, and he has faced criticism for the first time. But he's also carrying the Red Sox to their first AL East crown in 12 years.